Does JavaFX Spell The End Of AJAX?

by admin May 8, 2007 at 1:45 pm

MENLO PARK, Calif. — You know all that AJAX code you’ve been writing and tearing your hair out over as you attempt to get the JavaScript working in both Internet Explorer and Firefox? Yeah, that AJAX code.

It’s all going to be useless real soon.

Sun Microsystems gave journalists a sneak peak at a new scripting language, JavaFX, which it will introduce at the annual JavaOne show in San Francisco today. JavaFX is a new extension to the Java platform that promises a consistent experience from desktop to handheld devices.

The language offers interactivity, animation and programming consistent with AJAX, Adobe’s Flash and Microsoft’s new Silverlight technology, but employs the Java runtimes installed on your local client instead of clumsy JavaScript.

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