Plugins... and JavaFx

So I’ve complained about JavaFX before but I’m going to mention it again because, well, every time I see these examples I feel like a 2009 web user trapped in a 1995 world.

There’s an example of a Carousel implemented in JavaFX over on Here’s what you get when you try to view it:

First up, it’s loading…

JavaFX carousel screen one

Now I have to verify that I want to run org.jdesktop.applet.util.JNLPAppletLauncher. Ok. Why not? I always trust things with names like that when they ask.

JavaFX carousel screen two

Which takes me back to the loading page for about five seconds whilst it continues loading.

JavaFX carousel screen one

Until finally I see a carousel.

JavaFX carousel screen three

To adapt a quote from Bill Moggridge… kind to Java developers, cruel to users.

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