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Hanselminutes Podcast 160 - JavaFX and the Web's Four Virtual Machines

May 05, 2009 Comment on this post [2] Posted in Javascript | Podcast
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joshua_marinacci My one-hundred-and-sixtieth podcast is up. In this episode Scott talks to Joshua Marinacci from Sun, a Staff Engineer working on JavaFX. JavaFX, along with Flash and Silverlight battle to be The VM for the Web. We chat about how JavaFX approaches things and muse on who will win the web.

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May 13, 2009 22:38
Just FYI, Google started some investment into Flash. Example:
May 19, 2009 0:37
I have to admit I was attracted to what I was hearing on this show about the cross-platform nature of JavaFX and I started down the path of starting a project with it. It felt very familiar to this C# and WPF developer. Ultimately, though, I was scared off by the Oracle acquisition and the possibility JavaFX might become a neglected stepchild. If it's still going strong at v2.0 I'm going to give it another look.

Thanks for giving a "Microsoft+" perspective on the VMs. What is it about the RIA community that seems to transcend the usual rivalries between platforms?

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