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Sun Shows How JavaFX Creates Rich Internet Applications at JavaOne

Rich Green, executive vice president of Software at Sun, outlined in his keynote presentation at JavaOne in San Francisco a roadmap for the JavaFX family of products that includes a high performance declarative scripting language, JavaFX Script - created for Web scripters, designers and developers to quickly build and deliver the next generation of RIAs for desktop, mobile, TV and other consumer devices.

Sun will deliver the first version of JavaFX Desktop for the browser and desktop by fall of 2008, said Green, and is also currently working with most of the leading global handset manufacturers and carriers and plans to deliver the first versions of JavaFX Mobile and JavaFX TV in spring 2009.

For developers interested in the early access version of the JavaFX runtime for the browser and desktop, he added, this summer Sun will launch a new JavaFX preview program and a Web site focused on the needs of scripters and Web developers, as well as a forum to get feedback on the JavaFX preview release.

Green then offered a first look at the newest creations powered by JavaFX Rich Client Technology.

The demos included Movie Cloud, a 3D sphere rendering dozens of high definition videos at once; Photo Flocker, Sun's take on the future of rendering photos, and Connected Life - a demo amed at illustrating how easy it is to create RIAs across multiple screens of your life by delivering an application across a Web browser, social network, desktop operating system and a mobile phone. 

SYS-CON Media is in San Francisco all week, alongside more than 135 other exhibitors from 65 countries, at the 13th JavaOne.

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