The Shackles are Off
By Jim Connors on May 26, 2011
Today marks an important milestone for JavaFX 2.0. Prior to this date, only a select few partners had early access privilege to the technology, and for good reason. During that early access period, the API was in a very fluid state, and from personal experience I can tell you that changes to the JavaFX 2.0 API were done almost on a build-by-build basis. The announcement of a public beta not only makes the software available worldwide, but also signals that the JavaFX 2.0 API is on much more solid footing.
So check out the javafx.com website for the latest JavaFX 2.0 information. Three software downloads are now available:
- JavaFX 2.0 Beta SDK - the JavaFX functionality needed to develop directly via the command line or with other tools
- JavaFX 2.0 Beta Runtime - the runtime environment required for running JavaFX 2.0 applications
- JavaFX 2.0 Beta Plugin for NetBeans IDE 7.0 - for building, previewing, and debugging JavaFX applications in NetBeans 7.