Paradigm in Rich Internet Applications
It is a natural phenomenon to think about learning and adopting new technologies while there exists some well-established and popular ones, it is the scenario prevailing with the rich internet application (RIA) development landscape. There has been a constant demand
for RIAs to provide interactive content applications and services that would run on a variety of clients with new features and capabilities. RIAs are basically the web applications that have the features and
functionality of traditional desktop applications.
JavaFX began as a project by Chris Oliver called F3 which stands for ?Form follows function?, and its purpose was to explore making GUI programming easier in general.
F3 attempted to demonstrate that we?re not exploiting the full capabilities of the Java platform for GUI development. Taking together the supporting tools like F3, Java platform is highly competitive with or superior to competing GUI development platforms such as Macromedia Flash/Flex/Open Laszlo, Adobe Apollo, Microsoft WPF/XAML, Mozilla XUL, AJAX/DHMTL.
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