Project Management for the Digital Media Age

This blog will attempt to compile some project management and product management resources for practitioners working in the field of digital media; touching on areas such as standards, formats, methods and tools, platforms, architectures and distribution channels; and discusses some of the tactical and strategic issues that may arise.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

JavaFX 1.0 scripting language released

Sun Microsystems has released version 1.0 of the JavaFX scripting language, which provides video playback capability through native Java codecs for the first time; thus providing Sun with a serious entry to the Rich Internet Application (RIA) space.

Although third-to-market after Microsoft's Silverlight 2.0 and Adobe Flex; and supported so far only on Windows and MacOS, (Linux and Solaris support will be available in the first half of this year); it should be able to take advantage of the large base of Java developers out there who have not yet explored the other platforms; and has some cool features, such as being able to move content between browser-based and desktop apps.

Support for JavaFX mobile applications will be launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

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