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?