Interview with JavaFX developer Dean Iverson
By Maijaliisa Burkert on Oct 02, 2009
Reviews Interactive recently chatted with JavaFX developer Dean Iverson. Dean has been writing software professionally for more than 15 years and is one of the co-authors of the recently released Pro JavaFX Platform book. Dean reported that he wrote his first lines of JavaFX code at JavaOne in 2007, and wrote his first JavaFX application in the summer of 2008 on the preview SDK. On the preview SDK Dean built a small Web service client for work that he reports “is still in use today.”
When asked what he liked the most about JavaFX, Dean had a lengthy list of favorites to include: the ability to bind to arbitrary expressions, the declarative syntax, the runtime's CSS-like syntax for styling applications, along with the ability to easily interface with Java code. Dean summed it up by saying: “Suffice it to say that JavaFX has a lot of advanced features, and for me personally it does all this in a way that makes sense. It fits my mind like a glove, so to speak.”
Read more of Dean's interview and listen to him talk about JavaFX with Chhandomay Mandal in Reviews Interactive.