Sun Microsystems is said to have developed an application for consumer devices which is Java based with consumer at center-stage. It is a scripting language named JavaFX Script. It would be an open-source and supposed to be targeting small-devices like set-top boxes or the web-browsers.
JavaFX Script is a scripting language that’s designed to be more productive and easier than Java, but also closely integrated with it. Developers can use JavaFX Script and write applications that run on Java-equipped PCs or mobile phones.
Sun Microsystems might be releasing the source code of JavaFX Script which appears to be very much like AJAX in the functionality and hence, can be a tough competition for AJAX.
write once, run anywhere
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The intent is simple: to stake the Java community’s natural claim to lead the debate surrounding rich internet applications at the heart of Web 2.0.
Like all of Java, JavaFX Script will be available via the GPL license.