Adobe’s Flex icon and JavaFX confusion
September 17, 2009
As I was reading this IntelliJ blog article, I noticed what I thought to be a new JavaFX icon (the Fx text on a black gradient background).
Once I started reading the article, I realized this wasn’t about JavaFX at all, but support for Adobe’s Flex! I guess the lower case “x” in “Fx” should have been a give-away that it wasn’t JavaFX, but I wasn’t paying close attention. That made me wonder, is there a potential marketing conflict here? Could this possibly have been an intentional choice on Adobe’s part, or did Sun choose a bad suffix for Java?
I don’t know any of the history on either side, so I can’t really speculate too much. At any rate, I think there’s some potential for confusion in Adobe’s favor.