Posted by editor
on February 24, 2009 at 8:29 AM PST
How much catch-up does JavaFX have to do? Also:
Java Today: Inside RIA looks at JavaFX, RIA Weekly interviews Josh Marinacci on JavaFX, and OpenJDK 6 now in FreeBSD ports collection
Weblogs: Tile maps for games, developing MEP client applications, and telnet'ing into GlassFish v3
Forum Posts: GlassFish management APIs, LWUIT license concerns, and LWUIT font performance
How much catch-up does JavaFX have to do?
O'Reilly Inside RIA blogger Yakov Fain wonders if JavaFX can replace Flex for him, and tries it out in Pet Store with JavaFX 1.0. Part 1 .
We decided to contribute to Java community and invest some time and resources to figure out what JavaFX 1.0 is capable of. Most of the Java developers know what Pet Store application is. For many years this reference implementation has been used by Sun Microsystems as a part of Java BluePrints program for Java EE platform. [...] We re-used the existing back end of the Pet store, but performed a little facelift by replacing the UI developed with AJAX/JSP/JavaServer Faces with JavaFX 1.0.
So what's the verdict? Mixed. Here's the good news.
For example, ActionScript doesn