I *really* wanted to attend Devoxx 2008, and would have loved to have seen the Tech Talk on JavaFX SDK 1.0 by Richard Bair, Martin Brehovsky and Jasper Potts. These three are brilliant JavaFX engineers whose main focus is graphics, effects and animation. The talk that they gave provides a jump start on JavaFX and then concentrates on their areas of expertise, building a cool graphical demo in the process.
Note: Although Jasper played a big role in preparing the presentation, only Richard and Martin gave the talk, because Jasper had been up most of the night, reportedly "working on another demo for Devoxx." ;-)
Thanks and congratulations to Richard, Martin and Jasper for these great resources!
P.S. Jasper really was working on a demo, screenshot shown below, that you you can learn more about here.