JavaFX at JavaOne 2012 – Oracle have been busy

JavaOne features a large number of sessions on JavaFX – and rightly so. JavaFX now uses the same naming system as Java (so it has jumped from JavaFX 2 to JavaFX 8). This is to align it to the JDK releases but also deserved, considering how far it has come since 2011. There are 2 reasons to look at JavaFX now :-

Firstly, there are a huge number of extra features – we finally have a Combobox – and there will even be a Date Picker. There is support for video, SWT, images (you can now convert Java Swing Images to JavaFX and reverse), snapshot, canvas, multi-touch, and a host of other features (with more to come). JavaFX is now ready for Prime time and offers a powerful featureset for writing modern apps. The only BIG thing still missing before we can dump or Swing code is Printing support – which is in the works.

The other reason is that it is quick, even on less powerful mobile devices such as the Raspberry Pi.

Have you looked at the 2012 release of JavaFX?

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Mark Stephens

System Architect and Lead Developer at IDRSolutions
Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.
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About Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

5 thoughts on “JavaFX at JavaOne 2012 – Oracle have been busy

  1. Carl J. Mosca

    Thank you – that’s a nice update. What, if anything, has been mentioned about support for iOS? It seems this has been referenced as a possibility in the past.

  2. Good question! I will go and ask them….

  3. ADFMobile is Oracle’s current solution for iOS and keeping options open on JavaFX but no public plan/roadmap.

  4. Carl J. Mosca

    Thank you – have a great JavaOne!!

  5. I think it is the best JavaOne since 2008 – certainly has some great free concerts (off to hear Joss Stone tonight)

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