Issues encountered with JavaFX Compiler
We are undertaking a new project and I have been looking at JavaFX and Adobe Flex as candidates for RIA. I spent quite a lot of time looking at the javafx compiler and here are some the issues I came across.
The example applet on this site from complied code didn't work with the bind operator - the compiler I downloaded refused to compile it. In the end I took the keyword bind out and it allowed it.
Also the mechanisms for operations didn't work - again the compiler objected to the syntax, 'sorry couldn't understand ------ ' etc. To date I haven't got this working.
So two things really. a) it's fairly hard to develop confidence that we are going in the right direction if examples and the compiler are incompatible. It's only because I don't like to be beaten that I've found my way around some issues - sadly not others. b) I just don't know what the status of the compiler and for that matter javafx is at which is why I began to look at Adobe Flex.
The project I am looking to use either Flex or JavaFX in can wait for full commercial safe systems for 6 - 9 months, I would rather use JavaFX because the language appears extremely powerful, but I need some assurance that I'm going down the right path.
Any chance someone could answer the reasons why the compiled applet code didn't work with the recommended compiler download, and where the compiler is right now and where it's going to be in about 6 to 9 months.
Thanks very much