Sunday, 28 June 2009

Java FX: A new cool platform for developing rich web applications

It is a while that Java FX platform is available. Already it was part of the NetBeans IDE bundle downloads until it became gradually independent, though one can download it with a NetBeans IDE attached independently designated for developing Java FX or as a plug-in into the newer versions of NetBeans. Now the platform is on its feet and can be used as a platform for its own. I liked this new tool since

  • I could learn its basic lessons in a morning
  • I need only a day to learn advanced features such as animation. Actually this feature is the only part that a Java programmer needs to concentrate.
  • The language takes me back to all memories of C programming days as I notice structure and enumeration and unions have had a comeback from java to C grand-parents.
  • Ease of using is similar to using Basic programming at its first emergence after horrible punch card programming era.
  • NetBeans IDE allows me to exploit all the java capabilities, besides the new elegant Java FX.
  • Events handling Listeners and Adapters are more friendly in FX than Java programming. That is the case with implementing Abstract classes too.

Still, I could not find documentations of classes for Java FX. Also in java projects that one is doing in NetBeans IDE, the IDE does not show the Java classes documents neither for pure Java nor for Java FX. I believe gradually I will use the Java FX platform for most of my work. That animation experience makes it more desirable and faster to be used.

1 comment:

  1. I could not find FX in Netbeans IDE 6.7 recently released. But as plug-in exists in NetBeans 6.5.1. I hope as an update patch, Java FX comes uploaded into NetBeans 6.7 as well.