NetBeans RCP Development in ...Java FX

NetBeans engineers are working on better Java -> Java FX integration. You should be able to build NetBeans UI modules with Java FX and integrate them so with a Swing app. NetBeans templates and build process will be also enhanced to seamlessly compile the module. 

The Java FX code is referenced in the XML-file - there is no difference to the "old" Java approach here.

A suggestion: it should be possible to use an adapter to load a Java FX (Folder) class with javafx.util.FXEvaluator at runtime instead the XML-file - it has already a declarative syntax.

Then you would be able to build the entire app with Java FX - without any XML. It would be also type safe. 


This is certainly a "welcome development". This will fill a "huge void".

JavaFX seems to be missing many "critical components" such as this. (swing integration ... ).

From outside, all one can see is a steady outflow of talent from the JavaFX teams. (Chet Haase, Josh Marinacci, Tim Bray ... ). I hope Oracle is "beefing" up the JavaFX teams rapidly with the "right talent". (tall order ... )

Yet another opportunity to come good on the client is slowingly slipping.


Posted by rk tumuluri on March 22, 2010 at 07:05 AM CET #


you are absolutely right - Oracle has to keep the investment to client side Java (FX). Larry Ellison's statement was clear at the JavaOne 2008:
It seems like Java FX is strategic for Oracle.

thanks for your comment!,


Posted by Adam Bien on March 22, 2010 at 12:03 PM CET #

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