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arguments for Java FX

Marco Schrank

Joined: Mar 05, 2011
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I plan to use javafx for some online tools, where I need a sophisticated gui.
I had several silverlight vs. javafx discussions with my coworkers who are more ms affine.
My javafx pro arguments are
-platform independece
-more or less not proprietary
-access to the java ecosystem
-interesting gui concept
It would be great if someone could give me some more ammunition for the next round.

Jesus Angeles
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Flex is not an option?
Mohamed Sanaulla
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- Supports Mobile platform.
- Can be used easily in place of the applets.

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Jesus Angeles
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One fact is that you are comparing a microsoft product versus one that is not.

With javafx:

advantage: support of the community, and vendors, who all participate in its growth as a technology
disadvantage: a relatively new technology (just like java 1.2 in its days)
disadvantage: if you have existing java (non-javafx) libraries, you will either use it 'natively' removing platform-independence, or rewrite the whole library in javafx codes

with silverlight:

I honestly dont know anything about it. But for developer support, and vendor support, and non-lock-and-stiff-and-pay-with-microsoft thing, I would consider javafx instead. If pretty gui (flash) is important, and you have a java server, you can look at flex.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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