Today I gave another talk on JavaFX. Since this was TheServerSide I assumed no knowledge at all of the client-focussed technology. Once again, my approach was to take the audience with me on a trip along JavaFX’s (short) time-line, since it’s first introduction in 2007. In doing I attempted to show/describe:
– What JavaFX does (UI, graphics, multi-media)
– The tools we use (Adobe, Netbeans)
– JavaFX Mobile
– The importance of threading awareness
– The future (JavaTV, 3D, improved support for widgets, layout management)
Mike Mannion in Action
I didn’t hold back with regard to some concerns I still have about with JavaFX technology, which some members of the audience may have found a little surprising. But still I hope the attendees will have got a glimpse at the power and potential of JavaFX, and what it may mean for the future of Java on client devices.
To finish up, the Prague audience posed some excellent questions, which I did my best to answer.
Download my slides here. And if you’ve got any questions feel free to mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So that was that for my first TSSJS for me, as I had to catch a plane back home…
My thanks to all the contributors – especially to TSS editor Peter Varhol and to Karen Travelo – for putting this excellent conference together!