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The JavaFX platform is the evolution of the Java client platform designed to enable application developers to easily create and deploy rich internet applications (RIAs) that behave consistently across multiple platforms.
JavaFX platform provides a rich set of graphics and media API with high-performance hardware-accelerated graphics and media engines that simplify development of data-driven enterprise client applications. Investing in the JavaFX platform provides the following advantages to Java developers and companies that are part of the Java ecosystem:
• Because the JavaFX platform is written in Java, Java developers can leverage their existing skills and tools to develop JavaFX applications.
• Because Java is widely used, it is easy to find experienced Java developers who can quickly become productive building JavaFX applications.
• By using a homogenous set of Java technologies for both the server and the client platforms, the JavaFX platform reduces the risk of investment by reducing the complexity of the business solutions.
• Development costs are also reduced because of the aforementioned advantages.
• The JavaFX platform provides developers with a development framework and runtime environment
The main focus areas for the JavaFX 2.0 release include the following:
• Java APIs for JavaFX that provide all the familiar language features (such as generics, annotations, and multithreading) that Java developers are accustomed to using.
• A new graphics engine to handle modern graphics processing units (GPUs). The basis of this new engine is a hardware accelerated graphics pipeline, called Prism, that is coupled with a new windowing toolkit, called Glass.
• A new media engine that supports playback of the web multimedia content.
• A web component that gives the capability of embedding HTML content within a JavaFX application using the WebKit HTML rendering technology.
• A refreshed browser plug-In for JavaFX 2.0 that allows the loading of JavaFX applets based on Prism.
• A wide variety of built-in UI controls include Charts, Tables, Menus, and Panes. Additionally, an API is provided to allow third parties to contribute UI controls that the user community can use.
• Sample applications that showcase the different features of the JavaFX 2.0 technology.
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