Among the many announcements from Oracle at JavaOne 2011 was the news that JavaFFX 2.0 is now available. JavaFX 2.0 is an advanced Java user interface (UI) platform for enterprise business applications and the next step in the evolution of Java as a premier rich client platform. Oracle also announced their intention to submit a proposal to open source the JavaFX platform as a new project within the OpenJDK Community. Oracle intends to initially contribute the JavaFX UI controls and related libraries; other JavaFX components are planned to follow in multiple phases. JavaFX 2.0 provides a web component based on Webkit, a leading Web rendering engine, which allows developers to seamlessly mix and match native Java capabilities and the dynamic capabilities of Web technologies. Developers can use existing Java libraries, access native system capabilities or seamlessly connect to server-based Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) middleware applications from their JavaFX applications. Oracle is also introducing two new JavaFX related projects and programs:
- A public beta of JavaFX 2.0 for Mac OS X
- A private early access program for the JavaFX Scene Builder
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