What does the FX in JavaFX stand for?

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"Effects," probably. Like how "SFX" is a commonly used abbreviation for "special effects."
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I may be wrong, but don't think it is meant to mean anything profound.  JavaFX is for creative rich clients.  So you know like "Java Effects".  Supposed to just be cool sounding. :)

http://www.javafx.com/

Maybe I am wrong.  Figured I would post my two cents and at minimum be subscribed to this thread.
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LOL, I am slow to type, but see CPColin read it same way I did.
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hmmm, i am with a mix of the above, in terms of sound, it is most definatly effects.

in the javafx i was in the beilef that the fx was function.

 i saw it mentioned that the fx series of graphic cards indicated FAST and XTREME as in graphics cards, (although they were not)

i think in all cases the acronym, if you can loosly call it that, is just supposed to sound cool, or should i say KEWL


JavaFX Script used to be called F3 for Form Follows Function.

and so it would support my java function

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All I googled was that it has been F3 and then sun started to promote the project even more and renamed it to JavaFX.  

I also thought it is a marketing gag. But I hate that acronyms of no meaning. Even GNU (though defined) make my mind go ... spinning.

I hoped that some JavaFX insider would know something, because it was a hint to some new feature or something. F3 actually was quite a cool name when one knows it has been "Form follows function".

I am working in banking and FX is a very well known term in banking and is the known abbreviation for Foreign Exchange.

So if anybody has any good idea or any good idea how to find it, let me know.



ahhhh the javafx script was known as F3 and so it would stand to reason that the Fx=function, since the form follows the 'function' refers to the script and not the javafx name F3 is to javafx as AS is to flash,

  i have  i spoke to a friend today and he was pointing towards fx indicating 'cross function(ality)

either way in is pointing to function

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bullmonkey,

that all might be true but guesses though.

it seems to me I need to contact sun if I want to ulimately know.

hollistt

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I think FX stands for FleX. Adobe Flex can be used to develop Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and is in the market well before JavaFX which is also used to develop RIA. JavaFX - Java Flex

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