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Blog Archive for opinali during January 2009

To learn JavaFX, I used my favorite method of playing with other people's code. I picked JavaFX Balls: the JavaFX version of the Bubblemark RIA benchmark. The original Java code (for Swing) was written by Richard Blair, and later optimized, enhanced and ported by several other contributors. Alexei Gravilov produced a port for JavaFX Preview, but that didn't work on the 1.0 FCS release and Alexei...
Java FX vs. Swing Part of the attacks to Java FX comes from Swing developers who see JFX as something that's just diverting effort from Sun; and in the long run, could imply Swing's obsolescence. Certainly not a deprecation, but a slow death if no major improvements happen as Sun and the larger ecosystem moves to support JFX exclusively. Personally, I don't think the JFX/Swing competition is a...