This is part 2 of 2 of my experience at JavaOne 2008. In my first post, I wrote about coming features in the next versions of Java SE, EE and JSF. In this one, I’ll write about notes I took concerning JavaFX, Project Hydrazine, jMaki, NetBeans, and Scala.
JavaFX got a lot of attention by Sun this year and IDE support is supposed to be here now in Netbeans. I have to say though walking around the conference, the vibe was a little cynical and skeptical about JavaFX. Some of the negative comments I heard concerned the immaturity of IDE support, complaints about the syntax, and questions about competition from Silverlight and Flex.
Project hydrazine seems to be Sun’s product in the whole cloud computing bandwagon. They talked about it, but didn’t really elaborate on it in any detail. The hydrazine marketing site is here.
A lot of buzz around this. There was some unofficial talk about it as a possible replacement for the Java Language (i.e. Java 3). If you haven’t heard about Scala before, it’s a language with similar syntax to Java. It’s often described as both an Object Oriented and a Functional programming language.