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JavaFX Announced...
JavaFX Announced...
May 7, 2008

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JavaFX was announced at JavaOne this week.  What is it?  Its a RIA platform for creating compelling in-browser applications.  Certainly this looks like its a competitor for Flash and Silverlight.  Interestingly, instead of being able to write Java (at least from the quick look I had), it looks like they created a new script language (called JavaFX Script) for it.  Seems like a step backwards…but that’s just me.

What it does have going for it that Silverlight doesn’t is interoperability with NetBeans and tools for the Mac.  I don’t think NetBeans interoperabilty is important, but tools for the Mac is IMHO.  What do you think?