If you've got a few minutes for a silly conversation that has some revealing insights into Java SE 6 Update 10 (the Get Deployment Right release) and JavaFX, then listen to this Java Posse interview with Josh Marinacci and Rich Bair from Sun, starting at minute 42:00 in the podcast. By the way, here are the mugshots of the Java Posse:
Right out of the gate (after an inevitable comment from someone about beer), Joshua made the rather insightful remark that "JavaFX is sort of a code word for reinventing client Java and fixing the sins of the past". They go on to discuss some of the cool features of the new browser plug-in (according to the interview they "shot the old one in the head and buried it out back"), and about J6u10 in general.
For more background and info on J6u10, see my Java Kernel post. Enjoy the podcast, but please don't say I didn't warn you that it contains mucho sillyness :-)
JavaFXpert BootCamp Registration Now Open
I will be offering a 2.5 day JavaFX Script day "boot camp" on Wednesday, April 9 through Friday, April 11, 2008 (ending at noon) in Indianapolis, Indiana. This course is designed to get you quickly up to speed in JavaFX Script application development. A primary reference for this course is my JavaFX Script book, but the course has its own syllabus which includes material covered in the book as well as up to the minute developments in compiled JavaFX Script. Registration is now open, and I am accepting 12 students in this pilot class. The cost of this pilot class will be 900 USD, and additional people from the same company will be 600 USD. You'll need to bring your laptop computer with the latest versions of the JavaFX Script downloads (which I'll specify in more detail as the class date approaches). I'm looking forward to teaching this class and hope that you can attend!
JavaFX Script: Dynamic Java Scripting for Rich Internet/Client-side Applications
Immediate eBook (PDF) download available at the book's Apress site