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JavaFX 2, a Completely New Client Layer for the JavaSE Platform, Now in Public Beta

by Charles Humble on  Jun 07, 2011 1

The first public beta of JavaFX 2.0, Oracle's Java orientated rich client platform, is available for download, along with a beta plugin for NetBeans 7. JavaFX 2 represents a major update to the client-side Java stack, offering an alternative to the entire client layer of the JavaSE platform.

JavaFX 2.0 Will Bring Hardware Accelerated Graphics and Better Licensing Terms to the Platform

by Charles Humble on  Mar 16, 2011 5

Oracle has began to the beta program for JavaFX 2.0, the next version of its Rich Client platform.,with Early Access releases open to members of the JavaFX Partner Program. InfoQ spoke to Richard Bair about the release, and future plans.

Oracle Announces the JDK 7 Developer Preview but Licensing Concerns Persist

by Charles Humble on  Feb 24, 2011

Oracle's Mark Reinhold has announced that the JDK 7 Developer Preview build (milestone 12) is now available and the firm is keen to hear developer feedback. The majority of Java IDEs are also moving rapidly to support the new features of Java 7. However concern has been expressed in some quarters over the pre-release software evaluation license terms.

Project Visage to Continue Work on JavaFX Script Without Oracle

by Charles Humble on  Oct 11, 2010

Oracle's decision to cease work on JavaFX Script, announced at JavaOne, was a disappointment to some in the community. Using the open source JavaFX Script compiler as a starting point, Project Visage is looking to continue to develop the DSL as an open-source project.

Mobile, JavaFX Emphasized at JavaOne Keynote. JavaFX Script is Dropped

by Tim Cull on  Sep 21, 2010 12

At Monday's JavaOne keynote in San Francisco, Oracle EVP Thomas Kurian highlighted Oracle's plans for the Java platform with a three-year roadmap and demos of JavaFX and other technologies. Elsewhere it announced plans for JavaFX 2.0 and the decision to drop JavaFX Script.

JavaFX 1.3 Released With Performance And Functional Improvements, TV App Support And UI Composer

by Gilad Manor on  May 14, 2010

Last month Sun has announced the release of the JavaFX 1.3 version delivering performance and functional improvements, including: new UI controls, CSS skinning, and programmatic layout, extended production suite, TV application support, mobile emulator on the Mac platform and UI composer plugin for NetBeans IDE 6.9 Beta .

First Steps for Apache Pivot, Java-based RIA Framework

by Gilad Manor on  Mar 24, 2010 3

Apache Pivot is an open source project, which attempts to create a modern, rich client development platform in Java. Pivot started off as an R&D effort at VMWare in 2007 and was released as an open-source project in June 2008 under the Apache 2.0 license. Pivot then joined the Apache Incubator in January 2009 and graduated as a top-level Apache project in December 2009.

Sun Releases Java 6 Update 18 With Significant Performance Improvements and Windows 7 Support

by Charles Humble on  Jan 20, 2010 5

Sun is updating Java 6 for the first time this year providing fixes for over 300 bugs, plus Windows 7 support, and a significant number of performance improvements. These include a 30%-40% performance gain when using the default Parallel Scavenger garbage collector on machines based on a NUMA architecture with Solaris or Linux as the OS.

Sun Releases Early Access Version of RAD Tool for JavaFX

by Charles Humble on  Jan 06, 2010 3

Sun has released an early preview of one of the two RAD tools it is building for JavaFX through the NetBeans update centre. JavaFX is also seeing some more high profile early adopters including the 2010 Winter Olympics website.

JavaOne: JavaFX Gets Oracle's Backing as Sun Releases Update, and Demos Authoring Tool and TV App

by Charles Humble on  Jun 04, 2009

As Oracle CEO Larry Ellison publicly backs JavaFX, Sun launches JavaFX 1.2 with a new charting API, beta support for Linux and Solaris, and a number of significant language changes to JavaFX Script. Sun has also given a public demonstration of its JavaFX authoring tool and JavaFX TV at JavaOne, and the Eclipse plug-in is receiving some attention.

Virtual Panel: The Current and Future State of RIA

by Scott Delap on  Feb 26, 2009

InfoQ recently conducted a virtual panel on the current and future state of RIA and Ajax technologies. The panel features a number of valued contributors to the community including Dion Almaer, Jnan Dash, Didier Girard, Peter Pilgrim, Tim Sneath, and Ryan Stewart.

Sun Launches JavaFX Mobile

by Charles Humble on  Feb 12, 2009 8

Sun Microsystems has launched JavaFX mobile today just in time for the mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain next week.

Stephen Chin on WidgetFX and JFXtras

by Charles Humble on  Jan 20, 2009

Stephen Chin is the lead developer of two open source JavaFX projects: WidgetFX, a desktop widget platform, and JFXtras, a set of add-ons and utilities for developers working with JavaFX Script. He is also co-authoring the forthcoming Pro JavaFX book with Jim Weaver and Weiqi Gao. In this interview he tells us more about these projects and his thoughts on JavaFX.

JavaFX and Adobe Flex Insider Shares Thoughts

by Jon Rose on  Nov 19, 2008 5

Chet Haase of Adobe Systems, who previously worked at Sun on the JavaFX team, shared his comparisons of JavaFX and Adobe Flex on the Yahoo FlexCoder group.

Article: Java FX Technology Preview

by Charles Humble on  Nov 11, 2008 10

InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview release and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about version 1 expected this autumn.

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