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JFX and the Way Forward After JavaOne 2008

In June, JavaFX will have turned a significant corner, out of the prototype stage

James Weaver’s JavaFX Blog

For me, JavaOne 2008 was enlightening, exhilarating and exhausting.  It was great meeting colleagues that I had only known via email and JavaFX mailing lists.  I'd like to especially thank all who suffered through my JavaFX University and technical sessions :-)

There were several JavaFX-related announcements and demos at JavaOne, not the least of which is the preview release of the JavaFX SDK due in June 2008.  As the interpreted version of JavaFX was the prototype for the compiled version, the javafx.ui classes are the prototype for the javafx.gui classes that were shown at JavaOne and will be released in the SDK.  These javafx.gui libraries will have a streamlined, faster performing API, as well as support for multimedia.  In June, JavaFX will have turned a significant corner, out of the prototype stage and becoming more mature. 

For the purposes of this blog, I've started a category named "JFX" that will contain posts that I'll write about JavaFX in its grown-up state.  This will help you be prepared for the June 2008 SDK preview release.

In the meantime, the version of JavaFX that I've been instructing you about in this blog is still available.  You can download the latest build of the JavaFX Script compiler here.

More Stories By James L. Weaver

James L. (Jim) Weaver is founder and president of jMentor, formed in 2000 to provide Java programming-related training to companies and individuals. He has served as a system architect and developer for over 25 years, specializing in leading-edge software development. His specialties include Java, object-oriented, and web-based technologies. He has authored books on the Java programming language, including most recently JavaFX Script, published by Apress.

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