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Some really great news I’ve had to keep under my hat for the past few months is that the Vancouver Olympics website has chosen JavaFX for a really cool visualization. It is an exceptionally well done application with stunning UI and does a terrific job showing off the potential of JavaFX in data visualization scenarios.
Vancouver Olympics JavaFX Application
Go and check out the application running live. It has data going back many years showing how many metals were won by different countries over time, which athletes won which metals, and so on. It is built and delivered on the publicly shipping release of JavaFX. Really exciting for JavaFX!
Although… In the scrolling animations (the fan scrolling and the sideways scrolling of the whole content) it seems not quite as smooth as flash would feel. This is not something that I can measurable, but it seems to stutter just a bit.
But this is very good.
I get a blank screen after the Java logo. (I’m running Ubuntu). This is not a positive for JavaFX. At least Flash works on my PC.
Two minutes before the load icon disappears.
Next, I get the security notification. Very weird. This notification should appear only when a local resource is accessed.
Lastly, it never came up. I had to refresh the browser.
Says “Failed to validate certificate, the application will not be executed”…in firefox on vista….works in chrome and looks great!
Hey Adil, or anybody else who has experienced a problem, the deployment crew has asked if you could send the following information:
Where to? Do we post that information here? Or, is there an email address that we should send to?
Probably best place is http://javafx-jira.kenai.com
Very impressive. Mite some time consider learning Java FX
The first time it didn’t load. Subsequent refreshes loaded fine. However, there seems to be a memory leak of some sort. I noticed that over time the animation gets more and more jumpy. I am on a mac platform(latest). So, this may not reflect the experience of the vast majority of users.
With that said, this looks like a great use for javafx. I hope to see more and more of this with higher and higher quality. Good first step.
It’s great. It shows the potential of Java as a viable platform.
Fantastic, I’m proud of you JavaFX!
Wondering how long it takes to but something like this together with the up and coming JavaFX Authoring tool, likely not long at all. Can’t wait for the next version of JavaFX which most definitely needs to include the Authoring tool, to accelerate the current momentum.
Still JavaFX is unusable until we have a Swing-level components set, can code it in Java or at least mix JavaFX and Java (layout in JavaFX with listeners in Java).
We don’t need an authoring tool. The NetBeans team was right to remove some useless visual editors.
And please…I’d love to see a better plugin integration in firefox (may not be Sun’s fault)
How many of the typical “swing”-like components you think were used in this app? Not a whole lot. I think it shows that there’s plenty of use for JavaFX besides “Swing replacement”, and it’s far from “unusable”.
You have a point here. I may not be the real target for it, even if I coded of lot of Flash. I’ve never used the authoring tool, always plain actionscript. But have you tried lately to upgrade your flash player ? My hope stands in the project jigsaw and the removal of all the boilerplate from the JRE.
Anyway, I’m a Java guy, not a JavaFX Script guy. Sun is going to give me closures and the project lombok the rest I need. All I want is a new and clean component model, like we have in Flash.
Very very nice.
No stutter, worked almost instantly and smooth animations.
(win7, ie8, Java already up to date, have run previous Javafx items)
Loaded up with huge chain of countries and still worked really well.
Hope the issues others are suffering will get sorted soon.
Just a shame there are so few GB medals there, but I suppose some snow would help!
Nice, haven’t seen many public facing websites using JavaFX, but on my Windows machine here it’s quite spiffy with Chrome.. Good for JavaFX!
What about accessibility? Is it accessible from an iPhone or BlackBerry?
Colour me impressed. Worked fine running on a late development build of OpenSolaris even.
Awsome example on what can be done with JavaFX. I am really looking forward seeing some other great examples.
I’ll definitely stick to JavaFX!
Nice to see Java FX being used for it’s main purpose.
However, I couldn’t help but feel that it really needs a progress bar when it initially loads up. It feels a lot longer if you’re never quite sure when it will finish loading, and Flash has had loading progress bars right from the begining.
Otherwise you get frustrated, keep wondering when it’s going to be finished, and you’re looking at a Java logo the whole time. Not the best assocation you want your users to make.
Guys… look like JavaFX not as good as Flash… they had replaced it with flash…. sad to say this… please visit the web site again… hope Im wrong…. 🙁
I still see JavaFX when I visit the page. What makes you say it is flash?