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JavaFX in Sweden

Posted by joshy on November 9, 2008 at 4:31 PM PST

I have been extremely remiss in my blog posting. A quick glance at Java.net says that my last post was August 26th. Well, my only excuse is that I've been mad busy working on the JavaFX SDK. Launching a new platform is a big deal, with many tiny details to be taken care of. I'm heading up the samples and demos effort to make sure we have lots of great sample code for you to learn from. As you can imagine that's taken pretty much all of my time. It'll be over soon, though. The end of fall approaches. :) And once we release the SDK I'll have tons of things to post about (after a much desired vacation).

In the meantime, I will be speaking about JavaFX at the OreDev conference in Malmo, Sweden next week (November 17th-21st).
I'll cover some of the cool things you will see in the final JavaFX SDK like video, animation, and some amusing browser tricks; so if you are nearby in Europe be sure to attend. Oh, and of course you are free to see other speakers as well. :)

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Comments

I think it was/is just a communication issue. This is great. Cant wait to read about it from Devoxx.

janaudy: Sun is definitely not "letting down Swing". Swing has a long future ahead of it. I'll let Richard talk more about it at Devoxx.

Dear Josh, Please address the issues related to Swing in the community: too many unanswered questions related to the future of Enterprise Swing Applications, or basically the continuity of Swing: support, new features, etc. Swing is damn easier than anything else on the desktop, and now, due to 1.6, so much more faster, and I dare say, as fast – and sometimes faster – than C# WinForms. Now, if Enterprise-So-Called Architects stumble across posts like 'Sun lets down Swing', they will mandate the use of alternative technologies on the desktop – and worse on the server-side, favouring C# and C++ - for no valid technical reason. I would urge Sun to start communicating on Swing, again, to re-assure people, developers, architects. I understand the effort put into FX and 6U10. Show us where you guys are heading!

when can we expect a huge JavaFX update? i mean, SDK, JavaFX website, tools, tutorials...etc (please make it in November please please) i hope Netbean's JavaFX plugin will be updated too, current one is very limited, sometimes annoying..

what about JavaFX Mobile, will you also speak about that at Oredev?

little note for the ones that haven't it heard yet "the end of fall approaches :)" = december 2