EJP wrote:The article (although making some fair points I highly agree with) seems to be a sales pitch for JavaFX in the end. The weak reference to JSF being able to "render" a JavaFX front end seems like a very far-fetched point in that sales pitch that I have seen no example of as of yet. Why would you bother at all? The JavaFX API is simple enough that you can code together GUIs quite easily without needing additional layers upon layers to define it.
The client has to have this massive layer that maps HTML or XML or XHTML, it's far from clear in the article you cited, into Swing or JavaFX controls.