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JFX and the Way Forward After JavaOne 2008

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For me, JavaOne 2008 was enlightening, exhilarating and exhausting.  It was great meeting colleagues that I had only known via email and JavaFX mailing lists.  I'd like to especially thank all who suffered through my JavaFX University and technical sessions :-)

There were several JavaFX-related announcements and demos at JavaOne, not the least of which is the preview release of the JavaFX SDK due in June 2008.  As the interpreted version of JavaFX was the prototype for the compiled version, the javafx.ui classes are the prototype for the javafx.gui classes that were shown at JavaOne and will be released in the SDK.  These javafx.gui libraries will have a streamlined, faster performing API, as well as support for multimedia.  In June, JavaFX will have turned a significant corner, out of the prototype stage and becoming more mature. 

I've started a category on my blog named "JFX" that will contain posts that I'll write about JavaFX in its grown-up state.  This will help you be prepared for the June 2008 SDK preview release.  In the meantime, the version of JavaFX that I've been instructing you about is still available.  You can download the latest build of the JavaFX Script compiler here.

JavaFX Script: Dynamic Java Scripting for Rich Internet/Client-side Applications
Immediate eBook (PDF) download available at the book's Apress site

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