Peter Pilgrim makes an introduction to the Java FX platform, presenting its scripting language, the standard deployment method of applications, client integration with the server and what’s planned for its future.
Stephan Janssen’s presentation is organized around Parleys.com, a web site whose front end is implemented in Flash. He explains why they dumped DHTML and switched to Flex/AIR. He also talks about two technologies that could be used instead, GWT and JavaFX, presenting their pros/cons.
In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Chet Haase discusses Java SE 6, Update N/Consumer JRE, the goals and feature set for Java FX (e.g. media support, scene graph, HTML and mobile devices), and the current set of possible features for JDK 7 such as Java FX features, Swing-related JSRs (295 and 296), transparent/shaped windows, tiered compilation, closures and invoke-dynamic bytecode.