JavaFX enables MLB.com to leverage its existing Java platform experience and skills to create, maintain and support rich client applications for thousands of fantasy baseball players each week.
The Fantasy Live Draft application allows each fantasy team owner to interact dynamically with the thousands of fantasy leagues created annually. Each Fantasy Live Draft application is connected to the league's draft service – with the server managing player selection, instant messaging between team managers and real time updating of roster selection for each instance of the application.
The Live Scoreboard application allows users to see their team's up-to-the-minute statistics, as roster players earn fantasy points during live baseball games. Players also can browse head-to-head comparisons of earned points versus other teams in their league.
“MLB.com is proud of its long-standing technology relationship with Sun and Oracle, one that dates back to our inception a decade ago. Powering fantasy baseball is a complex enterprise-class application and one that requires massive volumes of data that is constantly updated over the course of an entire season of games. JavaFX has made it more efficient to build and extend our live Fantasy Baseball applications by leveraging our extensive knowledge of the Java platform,” said Joe Choti, CTO, MLB.com.
“MLB.com’s Fantasy Baseball applications are yet another example of how companies are leveraging JavaFX technology to create an unparalleled user experience for consumers,” said Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java. “The MLB.com Fantasy Baseball applications manage vast amounts of ever changing data for fun, but intense, fantasy sports competitions. We are continuing to accelerate the development of JavaFX and are working with key customers like MLB.com to advance its position in the rich client development platform market segment.”