"Sun Microsystems is out with an answer to Adobe's AIR and
Microsoft's Silverlight Rich Internet Application tools: JavaFX. At
the JavaOne show in San Francisco today, Sun's head of software,
Rich Green, discussed what to expect from the new offering. Green
claims JavaFX will arrive on 91 percent of desktops, 85 percent of
cell phones, and 100 percent of Blu-ray players--no small claims.
While I'm not positive it will have that bright a future on so many
platforms, Green showed JavaFX running on Google's Android mobile
platform, which is Linux-based. Here, there could be promise.
"JavaFX is, in Sun's eyes at least, designed to usher in Rich
Internet Applications such as rendering multiple high-definition
movies concurrently, and rendering and tagging many photos at