This week's book giveaway is in the Performance forum. We're giving away four copies of The Java Performance Companion and have Charlie Hunt, Monica Beckwith, Poonam Parhar, & Bengt Rutisson on-line! See this thread for details.
I have tried the Javafx Demos ..but found the performance a bit lagging when compared to swing especially for Large Table Rendering.
With Java 8 ..can Javafx be considered to replace Swing for production use .