Oracle releases JavaFX 2.0, shares plans for Java 9 | Application Development – InfoWorld

In addition, JavaFX 2.0 allows developers to embed Web content in JavaFX applications, which will render the HTML and JavaScript using WebKit. Will Java developers really choose to build rich clients with JavaFX instead of the standard browser technologies? Oracle can be expected to keep pushing JavaFX while also waving the flag for HTML5. JavaFX might have some life left in it, even if it is just for Java devotees.

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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