JavaFX Mobile

2007-5-9 Jerry Java

这是一篇摘自Sun CEO的日志,讲述了一种新的脚本语言Java FX,运行它的手机看起来非常酷。

What is it?

It's a phone running Sun's new JavaFX Mobile software, a member of the JavaFX product family we announced this morning.

What's JavaFX? It's a software product from Sun that allows any consumer electronics manufacturer to accelerate the delivery of Java/Linux based devices, from phones to set tops and dashboards and everything else imaginable. Without fear of format lock-in or disintermediation from a competitor. JavaFX is a product (not simply a technology), built on Java Standard Edition (the Java platform running on your desktop computer), that unites billions of Java SE and Java Micro Edition devices (Java Micro Edition is what runs on most of the world's mobile handsets).

JavaFX provides a complete and fully open source platform for device manufacturers, content owners and service operators wanting to reach consumers with interactive content - and control their own destiny.

In the eyes of the consumer, devices are converging - where you want to watch a movie, play a game or connect with friends - or where an advertiser seeks to reach you - presents a less interesting question, today, than when. You can watch a movie in your living room, on a big flat panel display. But when you leave for work, you'd prefer to use your mobile to watch the last 15 minutes on the subway. On the way to work, an advertiser might want to reach you on a billboard or taxitop, or insert an ad into the video stream you're watching. And once at work, you might want to join a fan network or write a review (on your lunch break, of course). Consumers (like advertisers and operators) want the experience to be simple, secure and coherent. And device independent.

Sound familiar? It is - this was the original vision behind the Java platform - Write Once, Run Anywhere. For software. And with the convergence of media and application formats, and the rise of open source software (think about it - Linux and OpenSolaris are the ultimate in user generated content), the market seems ready. We can deliver a complete product, OS and all, that eliminates the risk of fragmentation among network clients, accelerates the availability of Java/Linux devices, fuels the free and open source developer community - and already has the mass and momentum to reach the global consumer.

JavaFX radically lowers the bar to building a Java technology enabled device - and radically lessens the expense and complexity of reaching consumers. Backed by a company with no agenda to disintermediate content owners, and every interest in propelling the open source community (every portion of the content Sun contributes to the JavaFX product and community will be via the GPL license, at the core of Java and GNU/Linux).

But that's not all we announced. Although the Java platform has been technically effective over the past decade, in opening markets and creating value, it's been the province of... well, folks who could sling Java code. Highly technical individuals who saw themselves as software developers - not web authors or creative professionals. And that changed, today, too.

JavaFX Script is a simple scripting language designed to bring the benefit of the Java platform to creative professionals and web authors - independent of the device or audience they target. JavaFX Script adds to the list of languages already supported in the Java Virtual Machine, from PHP and Ruby, to Javascript and JavaFX Script - and brings the power, security and extraordinary popularity of the Java platform to those at the forefront of convergence: those defining interactive content for consumers.

You can get more detail here, but the focal point of JavaFX Script isn't simply to enhance the Java platform - it's to amplify Java's role on the consumer internet, unify content and devices, and extend the reach and value of the billions of existing Java runtimes in the marketplace. All of which will be JavaFX Script enabled. The intent is simple: to stake the Java community's natural claim to lead the debate surrounding rich internet applications at the heart of Web 2.0.

With the rise of JavaFX, JavaFX Script, JavaDB, Glassfish and NetBeans - there should be no doubt where we're headed with Java. Everywhere.




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