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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

JavaFX Script

JavaFX Script is BIG this year - and with the release of Java 6 update 10, is gonna explode. You're going to see some fantastic UIs created with Java you didn't think possible.

JavaFX is the whole architecture. Part of this is rewriting the browser plugins from scratch, allowing some very cool features - if you like an applet, you'll be able to drag it off of the web page onto your desktop, shut the browser down, and keep running the applet.

How about the ability of applets REALLY being able to talk to JavaScript and vice-versa? Applets will be able to manipulate the DOM. And JavaScript will be able to call any public method of any class - think how much that could change things!

Of course, all this is moot if you're not ready to adapt Java 6 on the client...


Blogger Unknown said...

Deja vu! JavaFX was the big announcement last year as well!

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...'s getting old....too late to the much penetration is their plugin going to have....MS is trying to step into this as well with SilverLight and oh btw, Adobe has owned this space for years...not seeing them giving it up any time soon....

12:38 PM  
Blogger Douglas Bullard said...

Yeah, they've got their work cut out for them.

On the other hand, lots of Java dudes out there, Flash is not cheap, and it's a specialized skill.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah...but don't think Flash to code in think Flex3 which is considered to be very OO and simply uses the Flash player to run the swf file created with Flex3. Lots of support for web services, both SOAP & REST and uses Eclipse as the IDE. Even the JetBrains folks are adding support for FLex in their IDE. and btw, AIR runs your web-site offline on the desktop unchanged - separate the layers and kickup the UX.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Douglas Bullard said...

Yeah, but the real IDE you need for serious Flex development is $700 or so.

That's going to keep me from doing any investigation on my own.

Now, when JetBrains adds support, I'll check into it - I already own a license for that :) And the whole IDE is less than the Flex plugin.


4:03 PM  

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