Today is a historical day for Sun and Java. Today JavaFX 1.0 is officially released.
What’s included in JavaFX 1.0?
Well, as Terrence Barr previously stated, JavaFX 1.0 comes with the SDK and runtimes for Browsers and Desktops along with a preview release for Mobile (will work on MSA-compliant phones). It also comes with sample applications and Netbeans 6.5 (the preview version was only available for 6.1).
“….. the unified JavaFX development model and tool chain allows you to create applications for desktop, the browser, and mobile (and later, TV) based on the same, unmodified code and deploy and run across different platforms with the touch of a button.”
In a recent question….
If the JavaFX release is Windows/Mac only, why shouldn’t I just use .NET and Silverlight and/or Flash?
Terrence answers with the following..
“- Because JavaFX will be available for Solaris and Linux
- Because JavaFX let’s you access all the power and richness of Java underneath
- Because FX Script is a innovative and flexible language designed for rich application UIs and media
- Because JavaFX let’s you build applications that run on the desktop, in the browser, and on mobile phones (and later, on TV) using the same code deployed with the touch of a button
Check out some of the demos coming on Thursday - I think you’ll see the power behind the technology even at a 1.0 release.”