Friday, December 5, 2008

New possibilities?

So we have flash, silverlight, and now JavaFX. Is there any advantage over the mozilla licensed flexSDK being as good as it already is?

As of this moment, I'm pretty sure I can develop with totally free tools on any of those platforms.

ActionScript
FlashDevelop
FlexSDK

Silverlight
Microsoft® Silverlight™ Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
Visual Web Developer Express

JavaFX
NetBeans
JDK
JavaFX SDK

The only reason to do it would be if Sun actually gets handset manufacturers to all get on the JavaFX bandwagon and unifies the VM. So we don't have the J2ME debacle that we have right now with having to test a gazillion handsets because each phone has a SLIGHT different Java VM.

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