Microsoft Silverlight Vs Sun JavaFX Vs Adobe Flex/AIR

12 Oct

This Comparison is done for the Alpha version of JavaFX.

The RIA world has been seeing intensified competition since last year’s releases of Microsoft Silverlight and Sun JavaFX, which joined the Adobe Flex/AIR to become the major RIA development platforms. Even though all three of them intent to reach the the same goal, richer user experience and more creative media delivering, the technologies behind them are vast different. But how different from a RIA developer’s perspective? Let’s do a quick comparison by writing a small program on these three platforms.

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1 Comment

Posted by on October 12, 2009 in Web


One response to “Microsoft Silverlight Vs Sun JavaFX Vs Adobe Flex/AIR

  1. William Antônio Siqueira

    October 12, 2009 at 11:27 am


    The code version of JavaFX in this comparison is very… very outdated!!! Try with JavaFX 1.2 and you will see the code more simple!

    In your conclusion table you says that JavaFX only use Swing components, isn’t true anymore, cause JavaFX have your own controls components! Check JavaFX’s documentation:

    However, this is a good comparison, that show the real side of each technology.


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