One year ago I asked when Microsoft Linux will be done. After it learned docker, now bash was announced at build 2016. Mr Nadalla should simply announce Microsoft Linux finally.
Together with Dr. Michael PAUS of JUG Stuttgart I organized a panel discussion for TeamFX at JavaLand 2016 around the question “Is JavaFX ready for everyday business use?”, with well-known speakers like Hendrik EBBERS, Gerrit GRUNDWALD, Bennet SCHULZ, Anton EPPLE, and Alexander CASALL. The audience was polled for several questions, and here is the interesting result: 50% of them already use JavaFX in production, and 29% are using JavaFX in commercial projects. This is far more than I expected. While there is no commercial support offer for explicitly JavaFX from Oracle, 29% of the audience are willing to pay for this, and around 38% even would like to contribute to the OpenJFX project themselves. This is really good news for JavaFX, and it proofs that this technology is really ready for prime time! Always wanted to get started with JavaFX? There is no excuse anymore – just do it!
Being a JavaFX contributor I had been asked to give some introduction at JavaLand 2016 on the official process to report bugs and develop features for JavaFX. The slides from my short talk can be found at Speakerdeck now (German). I would be glad to answer all your questions and help you contribute to this awesome framework. The mentioned repository will be online soon, BTW.
If you just waited for a minimalistic starter project for learning JavaFX: You can now find the source code of the “JavaFX Hello World” online. Have fun with it.
JavaFX Hello World on GitHub
There are two great things in particular about JavaLand conference: First, it is organized by the Java Community (i. e. JUGs). Second, it is all about networking, so it tries to make it pretty easy to get in touch with VIPs. To support the latter, Bennet SCHULZ organizes the “JavaLand Jogging”. In the past two years of this event, normal people like me had a chance to go more miles not only with the organizers Bennet SCHULZ and Alexander NEUMANN, but also to join passionate runners like Arun GUPTA. Pack your shoes and join us!
Check the JavaLand Community Event Schedule for more infos!
If you always felt uncertain about the readyness of JavaFX for production use, you should not miss the panel discussion scheduled at the JavaLand 2016 conference: TeamFX and JUG Stuttgart are lining up major JavaFX experts on stage to discuss one single question: Is JavaFX 8 ready for prime time? Besides the moderators (Dr. Michael PAUS and myself) the discussion will be driven by outstanding FX experts (in no particular order) Gerrit GRUNWALD, Hendrik EBBERS, Anton EPPLE, and last but not least Bennet SCHULZ. Check the “community event” part of the JavaLand schedule and attend to a lively and controversial review of the status quo!
The slides of my short introduction on JavaFX 8 at University Stuttgart can be found on Speakerdeck.