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JavaFX 2.0

September 20, 2010

What do you call JavaFX without the scripting language and without JavaFX Mobile. Apparently Oracle calls it version 2.0? Richard Bair summed it up as a hardware accelerated graphics library with some new controls and a Java API. Rumors suggest that the API will be accesible via other JVM languages such as Groovy. This actually sounds positive to me except for one thing: delivery Q3 2011.

I'm concerned about JavaFX losing what momentum it currently has as people stop working with JavaFX Script in anticipation of the new Java APIs. More details to come, I'm sure -stay tuned!

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