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utility of JavaFX

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swv
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What is the value proposition, above and beyond what I can do with other desktop technologies, of JavaFX?

In other words, what problem does it solve for me, developer of Rich desktop apps which also sometimes exchange data with remotely located databases on the net?

I am trying to understand what I can now do that I couldn't before. I admit to being, if not a skeptic, at least a little confused and undecided. I am looking to be convinced that it gives me something I don't already have or eases my burden. Looking for frank discussion w/o flame!

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jwenting
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> What is the value proposition, above and beyond what
> I can do with other desktop technologies, of JavaFX?
>
none.

>
> In other words, what problem does it solve for me,
> developer of Rich desktop apps which also sometimes
> exchange data with remotely located databases on the
> net?
>
nothing.

It's Just Another Tool to do what you could do already. The only new thing is that it's hyped and therefore looks nice on your resume for a few months until something else takes over the mind of those who fall for hypes.

It's just Sun's way to jumping onto the bandwagon on which Microsoft and Adobe are also jumping.

swv
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Joined: 2007-05-28

Maybe so, jwenting, LOL..... well I am not that cynical yet!

Even if it does represent Sun's approach to something, what is that something? What are Adobe's and M$'s competing offerings? What market space does it occupy and what are the end-user use cases that it addresses?

I am not for or against it, just trying to understand how it eases my burden to do X where is X is... what exactly?