Monday May 14, 2007

JavaFX and NetBeans

David Berlind has an interesting article over at ZDNet.  In it, he makes a number of observations about Sun's recent JavaOne JavaFX announcement.  I think he's headed in the right direction, and we should help push him further.

I'm a long time supporter of Java on the client.  Many people know my first job at Sun (almost 10 years ago now - ugh, I feel old) was working on Swing, and more recently I worked on NetBeans, so I have a lot of passion in this space.  Sun's new JavaFX Script technology shows the power that can be unleashed by Java on the desktop when a little focused energy is put into it.  In addition, JavaFX mobile brings this capability to the device space.

David then goes on to note that NetBeans is very strong in the client and mobile spaces, and notes the possibility that this could provide yet another big boost to NetBeans.  I think he's right and all those NetBeans users out there should prove it to him.  He's taking a survey about this.  Go on over and vote NetBeans!  You'll feel good once you have.

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