Will HTML 5 kill Flash and Silverlight?

Very interesting article over at the InfoWorld site.  It has a lot of valid points and I think if something so standard as “HTML” will provide this stuff then it makes me understand why Microsoft is so reluctant to support HTML 5.

“HTML 5, a groundbreaking upgrade to the prominent Web presentation specification, could become a game-changer in Web application development, one that might even make obsolete such plug-in-based rich Internet application (RIA) technologies as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX.” – link


JavaFX plugin for Eclipse

I just read on Neil’s blog, they announced a JavaFX plugin for Eclipse at JavaOne.

We also have a large number of templates supplied with the plug-in, to kick-start your JavaFX development in Eclipse. Also I’m hoping soon to provide an import wizard for NetBeans projects so you can easily import any of the other samples and templates provided on the JavaFX site.

It is not out yet but when it hits the streets I will be sure to announce it.  If you have any ambition in helping Java users not use Adobe or MS technologies then you can also help out:

There is much more work to do, and we are hoping to attract community involvement and contributions to improve the plug-in. So how can you contribute? This leads to the other part of the announcement: Sun intends to contribute this work as an official Eclipse project, and we working together now on a project proposal for submission to the EMO. Look out for the proposal soon when it hits eclipse.org.