Future of JavaFX

Florian Brunner fbrunnerlist at gmx.ch
Mon Nov 30 20:35:05 UTC 2015

I read this article as well some days ago. It has some very valid points, but 
all in all I think JavaFX is still the best option out there.

That said I was quite surprised that I got confronted today with the very same 
article by colleagues of mine who are in charge with company-wide adoption of 
various technologies. They tend to agree with the article. Currently JavaFX is 
still just on our technology radar, but not promoted yet. And now they start 
thinking JavFX (and probably thus Java on desktop not even speaking about 
mobile platforms) won't make it and it's getting hard to convince them that 
JavaFX is actually a great option.

Now reading this mail of yours, this article really seems to make waves.


Am Montag, 30. November 2015, 17.13:10 schrieb Dirk @ Google:
> Hi there,
> there has been quite a shake-up in the JavaFX community last week when Shay
> Almog (Codename One) first responded to a blog of mine
> (dlemmermann.wordpress.com) with a lot of negative comments regarding
> JavaFX and its future. He then followed up with a long blog asking the
> question „Should Oracle Spring-Clean JavaFX“
> (https://www.codenameone.com/blog/should-oracle-spring-clean-javafx.html
> <https://www.codenameone.com/blog/should-oracle-spring-clean-javafx.html>).
> I do understand that it is often a good strategy to not comment on stuff
> like this because commenting would just draw attention to it, but we have
> now reached the point where potential customers are questioning the
> sustainability of a JavaFX-based solution. They are now wondering if JavaFX
> will still be around in a few years. In my specific case the customer
> demands an answer from me and my partners within the next week, and if not
> convincing they will go with something / someone else. We will loose a
> contract worth around one million dollars because of one blog written by
> Shay with no follow-up from Oracle.
> What is needed is an official statement from Oracle / Oracle employees /
> JavaFX development team, saying that Oracle is still committed to JavaFX
> and that it will still be around for a while. Can somebody please do that?
> Dirk

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