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Java FX vs Flash?

Anonymous
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I want a book!!! Just kidding

Do you think that Java FX could be a replacement for Adobe Flash and Action Script? It would be better if the rich client platform is managed by the JCP instead of the arbitrary and propietary decisions of Adobe, but is Java FX enough to replace Flash?

Thanks in advance for any answer. (I want a book!!)
Romain Guy
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Java FX could become such a replacement in two conditions. First, startup time needs to be much much better in the browser. Then, a Flash-like IDE for designers is mandatory. Sun is working on both
Chet Haase
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Originally posted by Pedro Solorzano:
I want a book!!! Just kidding


And I want you to have a book! Not kidding!

Do you think that Java FX could be a replacement for Adobe Flash and Action Script? It would be better if the rich client platform is managed by the JCP instead of the arbitrary and propietary decisions of Adobe, but is Java FX enough to replace Flash?


We'll see what FX replaces or competes with when it's complete and available, but it is certainly aimed at a similar market. It's basically taking the power, features, and performance of the Java platform and making it available to a much larger audience of developers and consumers through a simpler programming paradigm. Java's strength has always been its functionality. Java FX adds easier and faster development, enabling richer applications much more quickly (get rich quick?).

Chet.


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Jarrod Moldrich
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Originally posted by Romain Guy:
Java FX could become such a replacement in two conditions. First, startup time needs to be much much better in the browser. Then, a Flash-like IDE for designers is mandatory. Sun is working on both


Looking at the hear and now, Flex seems to have the upper hand on these issues. The only key selling point to JavaFX is local disk access. I was amused by this workaround by a Flex user:

http://www.kellyjo.com/blog/index.cfm/2007/2/20/Accessing-the-Local-File-System-with-Flex

When making a decision as to which techonology to employ, I am more likely to go with the most popular. It's a strong indicator of which product will have the biggest install base in the future, therefore the least troublesome end-user experience, therefore the greater share of the market. So it begs the question, is there any big players/killer apps betting on JavaFX right now?

Cheers,

Jarrod
 
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