The competition

Daniel Zwolenski zonski at
Tue Dec 11 14:50:47 PST 2012

Short, sharp article that does a good job of expressing the current state
of web with regards to "desktop" applications (the link through to the
JavaOne talk is also good):

There is also some very good high-level teasers on things like:
- responsive designs (i.e. those that adapt to different screen sizes -
possibly relevant to the retina topics recently).
- client server design and state management for rich GUI apps (web now
needs and is getting a programming model similar to traditional desktop)
- tech choice considerations when looking at mobile apps

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 7:08 AM, Pedro Duque Vieira <
pedro.duquevieira at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I agree with practically everything Daniel said.
> I've previously stated that deployment is seriously jeopardizing the
> adoptance of JavaFX. Let me give 3 use-cases I've experienced in which
> JavaFX wasn't a choice because of this:
> 1- An hobby project of mine (called Modellus) in which students and
> teachers can create simulations of math phenomenon. Animation, charts,
> tables, etc can than be used to better illustrate this. I'm still using
> JavaFX here but some features will not be possible because of this.
> *The problem*: Users want to share their models (Modellus files) on the
> internet via a web site with other users. They don't want this to require
> other users to download and install Modellus, at least not in a explicit
> way
> *The possible solution*: If applets were working this could be feasible.
> 2- A wallpaper (as in for actual walls) internet shop wants to provide a
> service to their customers in which they can create their own custom
> wallpapers. For this, customers can upload images and assemble them in the
> way they want.
> *The problem*: Ideally this should require zero install and zero hassle for
> the customers. The zero install part is not possible with javafx. HTML5
> might be the solution however if at all possible one would face serious
> technical difficulties.
> *The possible solution*: If applets were working this could be feasible.
> 3- A Content Management System for mobile phones (initially android and
> iphone). Through a site an administrator manages the content that should
> appear in a mobile phone app.
> *The problem*: JavaFX isn't available for mobile phones. The client has
> decided to use phone gap for this, however development with this technology
> is sub optimal and performance is also an issue.
> *The solution*: Have JavaFX run on mobile phones.
> Thanks for your time, cheers,
> --
> Pedro Duque Vieira

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