Java RIAs, Languages and JavaFX
By dannycoward on Oct 31, 2008
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 !