Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Dec 2008 22:34 UTC, submitted by Stenley
Java Sun has released the first version of JavaFX, aptly named JavaFX 1.0. "JavaFX 1.0 returns to the sales pitch that Sun used during Java's launch more than 13 years ago: a foundation for software on a wide variety of computing "clients" such as desktop computers or mobile phones. JavaFX builds on current Java technology but adds two major pieces. First is a new software foundation designed to run so-called rich Internet applications--network-enabled programs with lush user interfaces. Second is a new programming language called JavaFX Script that's intended to be easier to use than traditional Java."
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Multiple Inheritance vs Interfaces
by Panajev on Sat 6th Dec 2008 13:45 UTC
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This kinda irks me... ok, better for those coming from C++ for example, but a strongly justified design decision from Sun like going for Interfaces instead of allowing programmers to extend more than one base class seems oddly reversed here and I am not clear about the benefits it allows or what exactly is the problem with Interfaces.

It is kind of an unneeded discontinuity from Java that JavaFX brings... maybe minor, but still weird...

Edited 2008-12-06 13:48 UTC

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