Thursday, January 01, 2009

What is JavaFX?

JavaFX is a rich client platform for building cross-device applications and content. Designed to enable easy creation and deployment of rich internet applications (RIAs) with immersive media and content, the JavaFX platform ensures that RIAs look and behave consistently across diverse form factors and devices.

The JavaFX 1.0 platform release includes the following components:

  • JavaFX 1.0 SDK which includes the JavaFX compiler and runtime tools, graphics, media, web services, and rich text libraries to create RIAs for the desktop, browser and mobile platforms

  • NetBeans IDE 6.5 for JavaFX 1.0 which provides a sophisticated integrated development environment for building, previewing, and debugging JavaFX applications. The editor features a drag-and-drop palette to quickly add JavaFX objects with transformations, effects and animation. This IDE also comes with its own set of Building Blocks samples and the Beta version of the JavaFX Mobile Emulator, a mobile phone simulator.

  • JavaFX 1.0 Production Suite is a suite of tools and plugins for creative tools that enable designers to export graphical assets to JavaFX applications.

What to Download

This section guides you in determining what to download to get started using the JavaFX technology.

  1. Ensure that you meet the system and software requirements. Check that you have the required hardware and available free disk space, and the correct version of the Java Software Development Kit (JDK) or Java Runtime Environment (JRE) prior to proceeding with any of the following installation instructions.

  2. For application developers:

    • If you are new to NetBeans IDE 6.5, download and install NetBeans IDE 6.5 for JavaFX 1.0 (available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms only).

      It is a full featured development environment that is bundled with the JavaFX Software Development Kit (SDK) and best practices samples to assist your software development project. The installation includes the Beta version of the JavaFX Mobile Emulator, which is currently available on the Microsoft Windows platform only.

    • If you already have NetBeans IDE 6.5, update your IDE with JavaFX 1.0 Plugin for NetBeans (available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms only).

      The plugins provide the features that support the development of JavaFX applications in the NetBeans IDE. They also include the JavaFX SDK and best practice samples. The installation includes the Beta version of the JavaFX Mobile Emulator, which is currently available on the Microsoft Windows platform only.

    • If you prefer command line development, download and install the JavaFX 1.0 SDK (available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms only). The installation includes the Beta version of the JavaFX Mobile Emulator, which is currently available on the Microsoft Windows platform only.
  3. For web designers, download and install the JavaFX 1.0 Production Suite. (available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms only)

    The JavaFX Production Suite is a set of tools for converting graphics to a format that can be used for JavaFX applications. Using the Production Suite plugins, you can export graphics from Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop into JavaFX format.



Plays HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs with HDMI Support
- The first integrated VGA MB supports Playback of HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs with HDCP compliant
- Support Dual-VGA output and SurroundView
- Support AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 CPU
- AMD 690G Chipset
- Integrated ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics
- DDR2 800
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0,RAID 1, RAID10
- 2 x 1394a ports
- Bundled HDMI/AV/S/SPDIF module

Supports AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 for Phenom FX/Phenom/ Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
The motherboard supports AMD socket AM2+/AM2 for Phenom FX/Phenom/Athlon 64/ Sempron/Athlon 64 X2/ Athlon 64 FX/ processors with 2MB / 1MB / 512KB L2 cache, which is based on 64-bit architecture.It features 2000 MT/s HyperTransport1.0 Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 1066 (AM2+) and DDR2 800 (AM2) memories support and AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology.

Dual-Core CPU
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.

64-bit CPU support
64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace the current 32-bit architecture, delivers advanced system performance, faster memory access and increased productivity. This motherboard provides excellent compatibility and flexibility by supporting either 64-bit or 32-bit architecture.

AMD 690G
The AMD 690G Northbridge is the latest AMD chipset designed to support 800/1000MHz HT(HyperTransport) interface speeds, Microsoft® DirectX 9.0, Pixel Shader V2.0 and dual VGA outputs including DVI/HDMI interface. It features the integrated ATI Radeon X1250-based graphics.

HDMI™ Interface
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all digital audio and video interface via a single cable and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and other protected content.

DVI Interface
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual quality of digital display devices such as LCD monitor. The interface of this motherboard supports dual VGA output both DVI-D and RGB and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc.
YPbPr TV-out
The motherboard supports superior YPbPr TV-out functionality with a higher resolution to 1080i and 720p format, delivering high image quality.
Provide four independent monitors display with additional ATI VGA card for multi-tasking.

Dual-Channel DDR2 800
DDR2 800 memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications on next generation memory technology.

PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 2 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x8 bus performs much better in applications such as 3D gaming.

Serial ATA 3Gb/s
This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard SB600 southbridge allows RAID 0, RAID 1,RAID 10 configurations for four SATA connectors.

IEEE 1394a interface
IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.

Gigabit LAN
The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated GbLAN controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems.

High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-quality sound system on your PC! The onboard 6-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions technology that automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, meaning there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks.

ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.

Max. 10 USB 2.0 ports
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.

ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.

ASUS EZ Flash2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.

ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.

ASUS Music Alarm
Wake up to the music of your choice instead of the irritating sound of an alarm clock. The ASUS Music Alarm gives you a personal wake-up call with your favorite CD music when system is off.

C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.

The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.

Turn your favorite photos into 256-color boot logos to personalize your system.

The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.