Java RIAs, Languages and JavaFX

That cooperation and competition are the drivers of evolutionary systems is one reason that Java in the RIA space is a fascinating place to be right now. Many have high hopes in the competition for JavaFX, which, aside from having its foundation in the Java Runtime, has new special purpose language, media and cross-device capabilities.

But its not the only RIA technology betting on the Java Runtime, as was interesting to note here.

Based on Swing and the popular Groovy language, Griffon is attracting a lot of interest. As is the Galileo RIA framework, the million records test-passing Pivot Toolkit, or look at the the game focussed PulpCore, and the ambitious Sage application rendering engine, described here.

Such diversity benefits greatly by making the Java Runtime it lives on more lightweight, and to support multiple languages Java really well: both by supporting them all explicitly in the applet model, and making them all run great on the JVM.

Making for a healthy space for more new ideas.

Update (Nov 4th): Take part in the Planetarium RIA Language Poll !

OK, let's cut to the chase, and all of this sweet nothings about java, and JavaFX :) Can you tell us already when is this JavaFX 1.0 gonna finally come out? I thought it was going to be the end of this month. I have a big project waiting for 1.0 to get started, and I am starting to get a little antsy.

Thanks for the hard work though.

Posted by Mike on October 31, 2008 at 06:20 AM PDT #

i second that..
i also have an e-learning project which i really like to try javafx on it.
in the mean time we are getting old.. still waiting to see final release of javafx..
do you guys ever think about entering some updated news on .. release/roadmap schedules would be very nice for us

Posted by jimmor on November 01, 2008 at 01:11 AM PDT #

Hi, Danny.

It would also be very interesting to have an idea of when the Java SE 7 is going to be released. The latest announcement was that it would be released in mid-2009, but taking into account the beta and RC times, maybe it won't be possible. The JSR for language changes and for the Java 7 release itself haven't been yet created and I haven't seen any comment or announcement about them.

I know the hard work that Java 6u10 and JavaFX needs, so it is perfectly reasonable to have a delay, but there is no information about it. I think a public update on the Java 7 schedule would be very good for everybody.

Thank you and best regards,

-- Xavi

Posted by Xavi Miró on November 02, 2008 at 04:01 PM PST #

@Mike and @Jim
I know...I'm getting older too. I can't give an actual date: but the team has already locked down all the last API changes and we're all bashing on what could be the release candidate.

@Xavi We're hoping for end of 2009. Stay tuned to the Planetarium over the next week for a more in depth update on JDK 7.

Posted by Danny Coward on November 03, 2008 at 10:23 AM PST #

Thank you very much for your answer, Danny!

I will stay tuned to the Planetarium news next week.


-- Xavi

Posted by Xavi Miró on November 03, 2008 at 02:02 PM PST #

where is JavaFX 1.0?

Posted by JavaMs on November 04, 2008 at 11:30 PM PST #

And where on earth is JavaFX for Linux?

Posted by Chandru on November 07, 2008 at 08:51 PM PST #


Give it a rest. One of you Linux Zealots show up in every topic imaginable to say "will it work on Linux?" We get it; you use Linux. Congratulations.

Slashdot is that way ====>

Posted by derChef on November 10, 2008 at 10:14 AM PST #

So asking for a supposedly cross platform technology to work on Linux is zealotry? Guess you gotta give me your definition of cross-platform.

Posted by Chandru on November 10, 2008 at 11:16 AM PST #

The very fact that there are so many of us asking for Linux version shows that there is a good demand and Sun can get more acceptance. Being a Java developer myself, I'd love to use JavaFX for my RIAs. But alas I can't even develop them. :(

Posted by Chandru on November 10, 2008 at 11:29 AM PST #

choi that nhieu de giam stress, nhung dung quen lam viec

Posted by luckydove on November 10, 2008 at 01:26 PM PST #

JavaFX 1.0 has not yet been released. What's been released is an Early Preview. This Early Preview is not available for Linux, that's right, but AFAIK the 1.0 Release will support Linux.


-- Xavi

Posted by Xavi Miró on November 10, 2008 at 02:05 PM PST #

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