In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, former Sun client architect Chet Haase discusses Java SE 6 Update N, the Java Kernel, Java FX, the shift in focus to consumer desktop features in Java 7, and redesigning of applets.
InfoQ.com sat down with Stephan Janssen to learn about Parleys.com and ask his perspective on the emerging RIA platforms. Stephan is the founder of the JavaPolis conference held annually in Belgium. JavaPolis is currently the second largest Java conference, behind only JavaOne.
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.
In October, InfoQ.com published an overview of JavaFX. Sun Microsystem’s Chet Haase followed-up to share additional details with InfoQ.com on what’s to come with the addition of JavaFX to the Java platform.
Kathleen Richards of Redmond Developer News published an interview with Sun Microsystems’ James Gosling, in which they discussed JavaFX and its competition in the RIA space. Gosling shared some pointed thoughts on how he believes JavaFX compares to the Flash / Flex platform.
Since JavaFX was first announced at JavaOne in May, there has been a flurry of activity focused on improving the client-side user experience of Java. InfoQ interviewed Joshua Marinacci about JavaFX, its contents and its impact.
Missing from the keynote announcements at JavaOne was discussion on improving the deployment path of desktop Java applications. Hope may finally come later this year in the form a consumer targeted JRE however.
InfoQ sat down with Bob Brewin, Sun's Chief Technology Officer, who filled in some of the blanks about JavaFX, what it means to Sun, to Java developers, and to consumers, who are the real focus of JavaFX.
According to industry publications, Sun is slated to announce JavaFX Script at Tuesday morning's opening JavaOne keynote. JavaFX Script will target desktop, web, and mobile devices.