Oracle has Ambitious Plans for Client-Side Java with JavaFX 2.0
“Java has long been a hit with enterprise developers, with Java EE powering the back ends of enterprise applications in data centers around the world, while Java application servers and servlet containers enable countless Web applications.
For client-side development, however, Java hasn’t fared nearly as well…
So it’s been tempting to assume that Oracle, with its strong enterprise focus, would ignore the client in favor of data center technologies such as Java EE.
This week, we learned that’s not the case. In fact, the real news from this year’s JavaOne conference in San Francisco may not be Oracle’s plans for Java 8 and 9, but the revelation that Oracle is gearing up for a new, sustained push behind Java for the desktop, the Web, and mobile devices. If it can succeed in its ambitious plans, the age of client-side Java could be just beginning.”