JavaFX Sightings (forked from Re: Can JavaFX do CAD?)

Fabrizio Giudici Fabrizio.Giudici at
Wed Aug 7 08:35:16 PDT 2013

On Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:54:37 +0200, Mark Fortner <phidias51 at>  

> The showcase sounds like a good idea, but if the goal is to be able to  
> use
> it to convince people that JavaFX is a viable platform, wouldn't it be
> better if you could download and try the application (maybe even web  
> start
> it)?  After all, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Guys, if the application is available, this is a plus, but there's plenty  
of non-distributable applications. Even better if the application is open  
source, so people can check it out, but not all applications are open  
source. When the interview include the developers, who talk also in name  
of the company, this is very valuable information. So, let's just provide  
the best information possible, case by case. Rich client apps are strong  
mostly in the industry, and most of the stuff here is proprietary.

Anyway, let's not forget that in most cases decisions about which  
technology to use are done and/or approved by managers, and they usually  
don't download and run applications. They are assured if they see a  
widespread adoption of the technology. Bad or good, they reason in terms  
of powerpoint slides and diagrams about the market share.

Fabrizio Giudici - Java Architect @ Tidalwave s.a.s.
"We make Java work. Everywhere." - fabrizio.giudici at

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