Talk about OPENJFX's future

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Thu Sep 20 19:10:57 UTC 2018

First, I call JavaFX/OpenJFX JFX here.

I'm not an expert at JFX, I just read half of a book about JFX and be amazed by it. Then I began to take some attention to JFX and be interested in it. JFX is separated from JDK, well the news sound not so bad actually. The fact is JFX isn't well-known, we sound little even noting about JFX in school and lots of books which just teach awt/swing. Thus, the "bad" news at least can let some guys notice what  JFX is (*^_^*). And Here I can here only talk about the future of JFX.

Why we use a technology? The answer is simple, just the technology is useful in some application scenarios and better than the others. 

What are JFX's application scenarios? It is written in, the mirror of the OpenJFX repository:

    OpenJFX is an open source, next-generation client application platform for desktop, mobile and embedded systems based on JavaSE.   ....BALABALABALA

So JFX's scenarios are desktop, mobile, and embedded systems, let us analyze one-by-one.

1. Desktop:


advantages:Write once run everywhere(solve Why Linux haven't XXX?). Easy than QT, build beautiful client quickly. Because of desktop's hardware higher and higher. We can regard JFX'performance same as QT.

limitations:Well, nowadays WebApp are everywhere, a browser can solve almost all of the problem, the desktop market is smaller and smaller, though client app suite for some special scenarios, these scenarios are too small to feed many programmers.

2. Mobile:

competitors:ReactNative, Flutter

limitations:Though ReactNative own many denounce, it also own huge developers and full toolchain. Flutter is the other technology which bright me. With beautiful UI and handy language Dart( similar to java ). It is perfect in my eyes.

advantages:I haven't used JFX in mobile so I can't see what advantage JFX have. If JFX can perform well like Flutter, well, JFX would have a good future in Mobile.

3.Embedded systems:


advantages:The embedded device is a big market, The car, all the screen in your home in the future(Internet of things(IoT)), the public service devices like the vending machine and other interactive devices, so embedded absolutely is a huge enough market which can feed many JFX programmers. Compare with QT, same as Desktop, JFX can quickly and easily write beautiful app although QT can write the beautiful app too, it needs higher technological level and more time.

limitations:Performance, the inherent shortage(VM) let JFX can't run at some performance sensitive scenarios like plant/workshop control system or spacecraft control system ~~~///(^v^)\\\~~~,but with the development of science and technology (hardware upgrade), lots of devices have higher performance, so It is highly feasible by using JFX to build for-civil-use/home application. We can't defeat QT in performance, but we can defeat it at applicability and just don't get too far behind QT in performance. (bad example

What are you think about? Let's talk about it and draw a brilliant future for JFX.

If this mail has no intention of offending someone, I hope you can forgive me.

Thank all those who contribute to JFX.

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