This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
It's quite some time that JavaFX is introduced in the market( I think around 2 yrs). But I have not seen much buzz about this in the java community. Not many people talk about it. In the job market also I have not seen many jobs on JavaFX? What could be the reason? How much time do you think JavaFX will take to establish itself? Is there any new version coming with more improvements which will make this technology more attractive?
While JavaFX was "introduced" about 2 years ago, it was only officially released (1.0) in December, with 1.1 in February or March and 1.2 in May. So, really, JavaFX has only been viable for 7 months.
JavaFX will grow as a player for GUI development gradually. Its obvious application is a quicker environment to build Swing-like applications and the ability to add rich graphics to the UI. Certainly it was very, very prominent at JavaOne this year in terms of floor space in the pavillion, keynote time, technical talks, hands-on labs, and books (2 releases at JavaOne with more on the way).
It will also (gradually) be used for mobile devices and (later) tv sets.
I'm personally excited about the interplay between zembly and JavaFX (see this writeup Working with JavaFX. [zembly lets you do software development on the web--your browser is the IDE--all you NetBeans haters will love it!] One area of support that zembly provides is Facebook applications. We've written a cool mini-golf game in JavaFX and we're considering adapting it as a facebook app.