Daniel Demesmaecker wrote:
Me to, I don't understand Mark's remark. Javafx is the most current.
So, I did a little more digging and I will concede that perhaps my view on JavaFX was inaccurate. I had lumped it together with Swing, which I had always heard was a "dead technology."
That being said, I know someone in recruiting who keeps me up to date on market requirements as far as Java related technologies are concerned in the United States. I just never come across openings which list JavaFX as a requirement. I might see Angular, React, JSP, JSF, and other web-related UI stuff... but not very many companies are looking for JavaFX. I just did a quick search on Indeed.com for example and came up with a total of 50-60 openings nationwide. That's not a lot when compared to some of the other web-based UI technologies.
For example, at my current job, we use PrimeFaces (JSF)... which I enjoy, but just based on trends, a lot of people scoff at it and consider it an "unsexy" technology to work with even though their last release was quite recent (August 2017).
Disclaimer: I've only been a developer for about a year and my thoughts possibly come from a place of "insecurity" and "fear of stagnation." So, when I see a technology which is in low-demand and not really gaining any traction, I tend to stay away. Your thoughts? (and I'm certainly open to being corrected)