RIA and AJAX from the Future

Sten Anderson

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Sten Anderson's Blog We shouldn’t forget that Java really started as an RIA technology back in the late 90s with applets. But I don’t think JavaFX will win any “hearts and minds”. In the end, I think everybody goes with what they know. Dot Netters will go with Silverlight, and Adobe people will stick with Flex. All that’s changed is that finally Java people have an option now. That’s it. No more and no less. The maiden voyage of JavaFX began today. There have been, what seems to me, a lot of nay-saying and grumbling on the Internet — a place usually known for its welcoming of new ideas with open minds and hearts — regarding the projected success (or failure) of JavaFX. So I’m going to do something a bit unconventional and share an opinion about something in the context of a blog post. I don’t think JavaFX will win any “hearts and minds”.  In the end, I think every... (more)