Student Views and Reviews recently spoke with Chinmay Garde, a JavaFX developer and student in his final year of study at the Manipal Institute of Technology. Chinmay was the grand prize winner of the Code JavaFX India contest and is very passionate about both RIA and Mobile development. Chinmay stated he has been interested in developing RIAs since the release of the early betas of Flex 3 and Silverlight 2, so he has kept a close eye on the development and progress of JavaFX since the release of the preview SDK last year.

Chinmay called the 1.2 release of JavaFX ?a major step forward for the JavaFX platform,? He also noted ?the most compelling reason to use JavaFX is the ability to interoperate with existing Java libraries...that do amazing things...simply cannot be beaten.? Chinmay said he is looking forward to the release of the JavaFX Authoring Tool, which he believes ?is definitely the most important step in achieving the goal of rich user experiences across devices.? Based on the demos he's seen online, Chinmay thinks the authoring tool ?will make the designer-developer workflow more seamless.?

Read more of Chinmay's interview and listen to him talk about JavaFX with Maijaliisa Burkert in Student Views and Reviews.