Oracle has released Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 7 Update 4 and JavaFX 2.1, which includes the Java Development Kit (JDK) with the first ever JavaFX SDK for MacOS X. The release also provides improvements in garbage collection and enhanced performance in the Java Virtual Machine.
“It appears that Oracle is steadily making good on the promises of the road map outlined at JavaOne,” said IDC analyst Al Hilwa. “It is important for Oracle to show steady momentum with this road map, and it is certainly good to see continued investment like the new JavaFX technology in Mac OS X from Oracle.”
At the same time, the company also issued a preview of JavaFX Scene Builder, a visual UI development tool.