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Vijitha Kumara

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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Dear Authors,

What is the purpose of introducing JavaFX? To which kind(s) of application it is applicable (only swing based?)? Is there any sample chapter/introduction available to read (I don't have any experience on this )? And I read a small overview at the amazon.

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Sanjay P Kumar
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Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 40
I have the same question - is JavaFX for enterprise applications? I have been working with Java for 10 years mostly on the serverside , trying to make
a shift to UI - is JavaFX is the right technology to go with ? I worked little with JSF and found the concepts cool expect its slowness. Please advise.

Thank you

Aodhan Hoffman
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Joined: May 21, 2004
Posts: 35

I see JavaFX mentioned in company with Groovy and BeanShell, giving me the impression JavaFX is intended to serve as a scripting language outside of web pages. It seems like JavaFX has a ways to go in defining itself clearly before many can understand how to or why to adopt it.

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Paul L Anderson

Joined: Jul 07, 2009
Posts: 5
JavaFX was introduced to make developing applications for the desktop easier. Currently you can use Swing components for a desktop app, but not for the mobile platform. Sun also intends to make JavaFX applicable to the tv platform down the road.
Gail Anderson
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Joined: Jul 07, 2009
Posts: 44
Hi Vijitha,

Check out this sample chapter from Essential JavaFX posted on CodeProject: A Taste of JavaFX.
I agree. Here's the link:
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