In perhaps the first use of JavaFX for a large-scale international event, JavaFX has been named the official rich client technology for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). During the XXI Olympic Winter Games Vancouver2010.com, the official Web site of the 2010 Olympics, is expected to be one of the world’s busiest Web destinations, attracting more than 1.5 billion hits.
NetBeans IDE 6.8 Beta claims to be the first IDE to offer support for the entire Java EE 6 spec. 6.8 highlights include support for JSF 2.0/Facelets, Java Persistence 2.0, EJB 3.1 including using EJBs in web applications, RESTful web services, and GlassFish v3.
NetBeans IDE 6.7.1 includes the following changes: 1) Support for JavaFX 1.2 2) Upgrade of GlassFish v3 Prelude to include fixes from bundle #28f 3) Integration of important bug fixes based on user feedback, especially in the Java Editor and project scanning areas
Support for JavaFX 1.2 technology was currently available for NetBeans IDE 6.5.1 but is now available for the 6.7 version as well.
Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems in his latest blog talks about Sun’s plans to create an application store for Java. The project is code named Project Vector. It is unclear whether Oracle will support the project after the Oracle-Sun merger. However considering that Schwartz is writing about it at this time, you would expect him to be quite sure of Oracle support.