The state of JavaFX tooling
By dannycoward on May 11, 2009
All the JavaFX tools are based on the basic command-line tools contained in the JavaFX SDK. Tools to invoke the runtime, compiler, and package, and document JavaFX applications.
And of course, since JavaFX is itself built in and on Java, the tried and tested Java tools are often useful, especially in profiling and debugging JavaFX applications. Like using the profiler in the Java ME SDK 3.0 to profile JavaFX applications on mobile devices. Or JConsole for seeing what's going on in a JavaFX application on the desktop.
NetBeans has long supported JavaFX, even as the technology was still developing. And there has been Eclipse support for some time, though perhaps not to first class support level in NetBeans. However this might change now that Exadel is developing another Eclipse plugin for JavaFX (NB: Original post said JBoss was making it, sorry!). Such competition has historically been good for making tools better. So it looks like support for the JavaFX Script coder is building out nicely, whether or not IntelliJ decides to support it.
And in the quest to have such developers work closely with graphic designers, the JavaFX Production Suite is a big help, such as for writing graphics-rich games, such as this article details.
And with the JavaFX team at Sun working on a new JavaFX design tool, those with a more artistic bent than a technical one should be able to join in the fun.