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Sun Radically Simplifies Content Authoring - Previews JavaFX Script


JavaFX Script Simplifies Development of Rich Internet Applications.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.- Sun Microsystems, Inc., (NASDAQ: SUNW) today previewed JavaFX Script, a radically simple scripting language for creating rich content and applications to run on billions of Java-powered devices from mobile phones to Blu-ray Disc players to the browser. The first of a series of content authoring products from Sun, JavaFX Script enables content rich, highly interactive sites to be built by creative professionals including designers, authors and developers.

JavaFX Script takes advantage of the Java Runtime Environment’s (JRE) ubiquity across devices and enables creative professionals to begin building applications based on their current knowledge base. It also uses Java technology’s “write once, run anywhere” capability to help realize a future where consumers can access content whenever and wherever on any Java-powered device. JavaFX applications will run on JavaFX Mobile, Sun’s software system for mobile devices also previewed at JavaOne, as well as desktop browsers (see separate announcement).

“Consumer demand for content on any and every device is putting content convergence on a fast track. The expanding universe of Java-based devices creates a unique opportunity to make the three-screen vision of unified content across computer, TV and mobile device a reality,” said Bob Brewin, CTO, Software, Sun Microsystems. “With JavaFX Script and Sun’s follow-on content authoring tools, Sun will simplify the creation of rich content for the creative community and give consumers the ability to access content anytime anywhere on any Java-powered device.”

JavaFX Script applications will run on any JavaSE technology-based platform including all of the upcoming JavaFX software systems for mobile handsets, TVs and other embedded applications from automobiles to game systems. JavaFX Script is unique in providing close integration with Java components that run on the server or the client, resulting in a richer end-to-end experience. JavaFX Script brings together a simple and intuitive language design, requiring less coding and providing fast development cycles with a ubiquitous runtime platform and an open source program for innovation by developers worldwide. Over time, Sun will enhance the JavaFX family with content tools, widgets and other offerings that will further aid developers in creating rich media and content.

Sun plans to make JavaFX Script available under an open source license and today is releasing the early alpha version of JavaFX Script at on Developers are invited to join the JavaFX community, download the code and provide input and feedback.

More information on this week’s JavaOne announcements and Sun’s eco-responsibility activities at JavaOne, is available at:


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