Yesterday, some of the most cool technologies in Java was released. It's JavaFX. It's a technology base on JDK 6U11.
From now there are tree available bundle distribution : JavaFX 1.0 into NetBeans 6.5, JavaFX 1.0 Production Suite, JavaFX 1.0 SDK.
My point of view : Java is a mature language but it's improved day by day, is JavaFX the best solution for web development? it's another choice for sure. There isn't the best solution, there is a solution for each problem into each proyect at each particular customer. Nevertheless i have to say the results are impressive, the interface is enricheable but now we have to see what the feedback is, what the 1.0 relase provide and where is the limit to this 1.0 to improve next.
From the JavaFX website you can read exactly what JavaFX is :
What is JavaFX?
JavaFX is a rich client platform for building cross-device applications
and content. Designed to enable easy creation and deployment of rich
internet applications (RIAs) with immersive media and content, the
JavaFX platform ensures that RIAs look and behave consistently across
diverse form factors and devices.
The JavaFX 1.0 platform release includes the following components:
- JavaFX 1.0 SDK which includes the JavaFX compiler
and runtime tools, graphics, media, web services, and rich text
libraries to create RIAs for the desktop, browser and mobile platforms
- NetBeans IDE 6.5 for JavaFX 1.0 which provides a
sophisticated integrated development environment for building,
previewing, and debugging JavaFX applications. The editor features a
drag-and-drop palette to quickly add JavaFX objects with
transformations, effects and animation. This IDE also comes with its
own set of Building Blocks samples and the Beta version of the JavaFX
Mobile Emulator, a mobile phone simulator.
- JavaFX 1.0 Production Suite is a suite of tools and plugins for creative tools that enable designers to export graphical assets to JavaFX applications.
Read the Develop Rich Internet Applications With JavaFX Platform document to learn more about what JavaFX technology has to offer you.
What expecial regards i have for today, friday, test JavaFX1.0 !!!