Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sun JavaFX -Is this Ajax for Mobile?

So is this Ajax by Sun for Mobile? - this was what I said when I firt heard about JavaFX Mobile yesterday.

Sun Microsystems has announced JavaFX Script, a new family of Java for consumer rich media products like desktop web browser, TV, BluRay, automobile and mobile devices. The first product release is JavaFX Mobile.

According to Jeffrey Hammond, senior analyst at Forrester Research, this is more like JavaScript than Java, and could be an alternative to AJAX and also vies with Microsoft's Silverlight and Adobe's Apollo.

Anything ends with X sounds like a phony buzzword but this actually does sound interesting.