JavaFX finally peaks my interest
So I headed to the Orlando JUG meeting tonight for a talk by Jim Clarke on JavaFX. Needless to say I was impressed with not only the JavaFX language and what Jim was able to do in the short space of time of 2 hours. The kicker for me was being able to drag an in-browser JavaFX applet out of the browser and have it run standalone on the desktop, in its on JVM sandbox, even after the browser is closed. Seamless transition of an app from a browser to the desktop is something JavaFX I believe has over Silverlight and Adobe Flex/Air.
I am definitely interested to get my hands on Jim's forthcoming book and seeing what JavaFX has to offer as it matures. Maybe JavaFX can have a good future with the right marketing and the support of the community.