JavaOne: Amy Fowler's Feelings on JavaFX and Swing
Though I've never met her, I have deep respect for Amy Fowler as an engineer and leader of JavaFX design and development at Oracle. She's helped to review the book on JavaFX that I co-wrote with Jim Clarke and Jim Connors, and she's written some very intelligent articles and blogs on Java client-side programming over the past few years. From what I've heard, she's been a huge driving force for JavaFX within Sun and now Oracle.
If want to read some deep insight, and truth, on the future of JavaFX and Swing, as well as the death of JavaFX Script, I recommend you read her recent blog post on the subject.
I don't work for Sun/Oracle anymore, so it's with total honesty that I say I feel completely confident and comfortable with Oracle's Java and JavaFX plans for the future, having seen and listened to the material coming from JavaOne this week. Stay tuned as I continue to summarize and link to the best nuggets of information coming from the conference.