JavaFX RIA Test Added to Bubblemark RIA Benchmarks (Flex/Silverlight/Javascript)

Bubblemark has added a JavaFX version of his bubble animation test that spans now all of the RIA technologies out there. Bubblemark is a great site and has been a great site for comparing animation in the browser. Alexey Gavrilov has kept the site up to date on all versions of Silverlight since when it was WPF/E and it is a nice quick baseline test to check FPS performance across these new vector toolkits and scripting.

My results are very similar to Bubblemarks tests:

JavaFX — 14 fps
Firefox + Silverlight (JavaScript) — 56 fps
Firefox + Flex — 62 fps
Adobe AIR — 62 fps
Firefox + Silverlight (CLR) — 99 fps

Silverlight is not final and is quite light compared to Flex (I wonder if a vanilla Flash9/AS3 export has been done or if it would perform any different), but if Silverlight has a lead on FPS, where FPS is really success of any kit in RIA or vector, then it could be a rough battle. Flash/Flex is really far far ahead due to the browser penetration and the development community but the better performance is always a good indicator of possible success. Plus, Microsoft controls the desktop market and any “benefits” it might give their own kit which includes distribution and performance in preloading or caching.

  • Cursus Projectmanagement

    Has this also been compared to shockwave? I am curious.

  • drawk

    That is a good question. People have written off Director as a platform the way Adobe has kicked it to the curb. Hopefully it comes back with better scripting and tools but they have let it stagnate for so long. I love Director and the 3d capabilities but the development environment is not good.

  • Cursus Projectmanagement

    We will soon know more. Let’s hope the next update is not just a vista/macintel fix.

  • cortex

    There’s a response by a java developer showing how to make the JavaFX version 5x times faster. Check it out:

  • Floroskop

    I think this try.

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