Posted by joconner
on May 8, 2007 at 10:58 AM PDT
What is JavaFX? It's a set of Java technologies that will make it easier to develop rich multimedia content on the Java platform. At it's core, it's a new scripting language that runs on desktops and mobile devices.
From the JavaOne general session today, we learn this about JavaFX:
- it's a consumer focused Java technology;
- it has been designed for high impact consumer markets;
- it's based on Java SE
James Gosling, while describing the new language, answered the question "Why another scripting language?" The answer: scripting languages usually have a specific strength or focus. On the Java platform prior to this announcement, no scripting language focused on making high-impact UIs. The JavaFX Script language focuses on building interactive, multimedia content.
You can find more about this new technology here: