speaker details
Simon Ritter
Simon Ritter specializes in looking at emerging technologies including grid computing, RFID, wireless sensor networks, robotics and wearable computing. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon joined Sun in 1996 and started working with Java technology; he has spent time doing both Java development and consultancy.


JavaFX: The Platform for Rich Internet Applications

The demand continues to grow for rich interactive content, applications, and services that run on a variety of clients. Rich Applications have achieved a new degree of sophistication with requirements to add multimedia and animation. With the JavaFX SDK and Java SE 6 update 10 it is possible to incorporate innovative elements of rich client applications into existing Java software with minimum effort enabling consistent user experiences on the desktop, mobile devices, TV, and other consumer platforms.

This keynote provides a glimpse into cross-screen applications development using JavaFX libraries such as vector graphics and animation and media applications with native audio and video. Additionally, this session will illuminate the JavaFX SDK delivering support for simplified application development. We'll also cover the latest announcements about support for JavaFX Mobile from the likes of LG and Sony-Ericsson.

The session will also include some demonstrations that show that JavaFX truly is for "all the screens of your life".