Note from Jim Weaver: Since this was written, an updated version of JavaFX has been released. You can get the new version of JavaFX at at JavaFX.com.
During the Tuesday afternoon general session at JavaOne 2008, there were some cool JavaFX-related announcements and demos. Grab some popcorn and watch this video of a portion of the session, which includes:
- An announcement that ON2 and Sun now have a relationship that will make the ON2 video codec available as part of the Java and JavaFX platforms. This will allow video to be converted to a common format and played on any machine or device that supports Java.
- The JavaFX version of the parleys.com website, which is the Belgium Java Users Group's (JUG) site for sharing video presentations about Java. Stephan Janssen, who leads the JUG as well as the JavaPolis conference in Belgium, presented the site with Jo Voordeckers, the JavaFX developer of the site. Stephan also announced that any JUG can post presentation videos to the new parleys.com site, which up to now has received most of its content from the JavaPolis conferences.
- An early peek at a design tool for JavaFX in which graphics can be created in Photoshop and Illustrator, and exported for use by a JavaFX program. This tool is currently named Distiller, and will support the collaboration of graphic designers and software developers. As a side note, ReportMill is also making some great progress on their JavaFX designer tool.
- A demo of a three-dimensional multi-player game named MoonTank developed in JavaFX. One of the demonstrators is Chris Oliver, the founder of JavaFX.
Enjoy the video. This JavaFX stuff is getting exciting!
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