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JavaFX uptake in the Enterprise

Harry Mitchell
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How can we as developers get IT shops to allow us to bring JavaFX inside our organizations? Are there any known strategies that we can put into effect?
Gail Anderson
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This is a kind of open-ended question, but I'll try!

If you've used Swing, you can show them the ease and comparatively shorter code to implement similar apps. Plus, JavaFX gives you the graphical/animation/2D stuff as well.

For example, the following example Launch Order Your Pizza uses Swing-based components from JavaFX. It also uses graphics to enhance the application. I haven't tried to implement it in Java/Swing, but I know it would be longer, even removing the cool graphical elements.

If you already do Java, you have the full Java API.

JavaFX is easy to learn. The declarative style makes code easy to read and shorter. It is statically typed (JavaScript programmers will appreciate this) and provides a mature architecture for building robust applications. (Again, JavaScript/Ajax programmers will appreciate).

NetBeans provides a lot of help for learning. There is an Eclipse plug in too.

It's free.

It runs on the JVM.

And our book shows you how to write cool JavaFX apps
Bear Bibeault
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Just a cross-over note from another topic. Requiring Netbeans and/or Eclipse is a non-starter. I'm not switching IDEs just to check out new technology.

And I realize that it's not "required", but voiced as it is shuts out a lot of people who would rather hit themselves in the middle of the forehead with a ball-peen hammer than adopt Netbeans or Eclipse.

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Gregg Bolinger
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I'd also like to point out that as far as I know, the eclipse plugin doesn't really support JavaFX 1.2 and isn't the plugin something Sun created? Ironic? Correct me if I am wrong please, but I had all sorts of issues with the Eclipse plugin.


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