A couple of months ago, I started to work on RedFX (http://redfx.org), a framework that enables an easy connection between JavaFX client-based code and Java Enterprise based backend code. I strongly believe that the connection between JavaFX and the enterprise in general is an important aspect in the chances of success for JavaFX.
The main reason I started to work on RedFX is that I needed something like
this in a number of JavaFX projects I was doing at LodgON. Initially, we
were writing lots of boilerplate code for doing REST-calls to a backend,
parsing the result via the PullParser, or for synchronizing state between
clients and a server.
However, there are some patterns that often come back, and most applications would benefit from a clear separation between the business functionality of the application and the communication and synchronization parts.
I am currently in the process of open-sourcing RedFX, and integrating it under the JFXtras umbrella. I am pleasantly surprised by the activity on the jfxtras developer mailinglist. The JavaFX - Enterprise connectivity is a very important aspect. The more JavaFX developers are involved with this, the better. Integrating RedFX in JFXtras will enhance the quality, and make it more accessible.
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