JavaFX Book Arrives!
By Jim Connors on Jun 09, 2009
Since the beginning, the deadlines set forth for producing our book have been aggressive to say the least. Ultimately, we wanted them to be physically available for sale at the JavaOne 2009 conference. These things arrived literally hot off the press, having been flown in the opening day of the show. This effort was not in vain; the results are in. According to our friends at Digital Guru, JavaFX was definitely the hot topic of the week and JavaFX - Developing Rich Internet Applications was the best seller. Furthermore as of 9:52AM Eastern Time 09-June-2009, Amazon reports that its sales rank is a very respectable 21,873. Not bad for just a few days showing.
These sales were no doubt fueled by Larry Ellison's cameo appearance during the first JavaOne keynote. Clearly hampered by what he could and could not say due to Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun, Larry went out of his way to promote the future of JavaFX. He must have mentioned it a half dozen times during his 10 minute or so appearance. On behalf of Eric and the other Jim, thanks bud.