- JavaFX Script was not as usable a language as Java: It was neither complete nor fast enough, and didn’t have the proper tools. JavaFX Script could have worked as a domain-specific language for Java, but the two were not well integrated.
- Other JVM-based languages benefit. With the new approach, the JavaFX functionality is available to everything that runs on the JVM versus to just to JavaFX Script.
Why the new JavaFX makes sense
Thankfully, Oracle recently changed course and turned JavaFX from a dedicated language and a library to just a Java library (with some really cool stuff). I welcomed the change and thought it was for the better, but my opinion could not be called informed, because I had never worked with JavaFX Script. Thus, I’m glad that I’ve recently come across a post from someone who has worked extensively with it and still likes the change. He confirms my suspicions: