By Tim Quinn-Oracle on May 05, 2008
A short while ago I finished presenting the CommunityOne session on JavaFX Script and GlassFish to a gratifyingly large audience. I was also pleasantly surprised that so many of the attendees had worked with app clients (although, admittedly, the population was somewhat self-selecting given the topic!). I ran a little long but there were still some patient developers with interesting questions afterwards.
In a departure (for me) from most previous formal sessions I've done, this one included a live demo, including creating some web services from scratch for GlassFish to host and building pieces of an app client that referred to those web services. Although I showed some of the JavaFX Script code Josh Marinacci had written I didn't alter any of it! Luckily it all ran very smoothly.
Josh did a lot of work in a short period to pull together the JavaFX part of the demo which turned out very slick. I held up the GlassFish server-side and app client pieces. We plan to do a bit of clean-up and then publish a screencast or the source code or both. Stay tuned for a pointer once it's ready.