Oracle JavaFX 2.0: What you need to know

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Oracle JavaFX 2.0: What you need to know

Java currently has 9 million developers around the world and its products are used in just about any device, from computers to mobile phones.  JavaFX 2.0 is the latest iteration of the Java platform.

JavaFX allows developers to create rich Internet applications that they can deploy on different platforms.  You code once and run your program on computers, mobile phones and other devices.

Simply put, JavaFX allows you to work with a set of media and graphics packages.  These packages enable application developers to create, design, deploy, test and debug rich client apps that operate the way it should, regardless of where you run it.

What’s more, you are working with Java technology and you can have access to media and graphics APIs that will help you lessen the amount of time you spend on development.   Not only that, you get all the benefits of using Java when you work with the JavaFX platform, such as being able to use existing Java development tools and extending your Swing applications.  What’s more, you can use your current skills in Java programming to work with JavaFX.

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What else can you do with JavaFX 2.0?

  • You can use Java APIs for JavaFX 2.0.
  • You can seamlessly integrate it into Swing applications.
  • You get fast hardware accelerated graphics.
  • You can embed Web content into your JavaFX applications.
  • You get access to better UI controls library.
  • You get a high-performing media engine.

With all these features, you gain the following benefits:

You can make use of your existing Java programming skills and current Java development tools to create JavaFX applications.  This means that you will not have to learn a lot when it comes to using JavaFX even if it is your first time to do so. Learning curve is minimized.

JavaFX 2.0 allows you to simplify code maintenance by separating the logic and user interface of your application.  JavaFX makes use of cascading style sheets, so style and appearance are not mixed with implementation.

You can use JavaFX 2.0 to integrate both media and Web content into your application.  It is also possible to have a graphics-rich app without slowing down performance.

You can get more out of the Swing applications that you already have while also being able to build more sophisticated UIs.

Lastly, you could also use a browser to launch your applications, whether as a Web Start or a desktop app.

More than this, you can also develop application in alternative languages, such as Groovy or JRuby.  You also get better IDEs, profilers and debuggers.

So if you need to create applications, do it with JavaFX 2.0.  These applications are just perfect for:

–        data visualization

–        media streaming

–        animations

–        effects

If you are looking to use JavaFX 2.0, call Four Cornerstone today!  We can help you transition your application development team to JavaFX 2.0 – from whatever application development platform you are using now. We can also train your employees to use JavaFX 2.0 in their work.

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