Beginning JavaFX

By Lawrence PremKumar , Praveen Mohan

This book is for Flash, Silverlight, and other rich Internet application developers looking to use and integrate JavaFX in their Java RIAs, whether it's for the desktop or mobile environments. This book is also for those new to RIA development.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-7199-4
  • 336 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: October 24, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99
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The open source JavaFX platform offers a Java-based approach to rich Internet application (RIA) development—an alternative to Adobe Flash/Flex and Microsoft Silverlight. At over 100 million downloads, JavaFX is poised to be a significant player.

Written by a JavaFX engineer and developer, this book is one of the first on the JavaFX platform to give you the following:

  • The fundamentals of JavaFX scripting on desktop and mobile platforms
  • Examples of RIAs using JavaFX Graphics
  • Media and animation using JavaFX

See how JavaFX gives you dynamic Java effects in your RIA development.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use the JavaFX scripting language, beginning with a simple “Hello, World” application
  • How to use JavaFX data types, operators, expressions, functions, sequences, bindings, triggers, and more
  • How to work with the JavaFX classes, packages, exception handling, inheritance, and more
  • How to use JavaFX Graphics
  • How to work with JavaFX animation
  • How to create a working RIA using JavaFX

Who this book is for

This book is for Flash, Silverlight, and other RIA developers looking to use and integrate JavaFX in their Java RIA applications, whether it’s for the desktop or mobile environments. This book is also for those new to RIA development.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to RIA
  2. Introduction to JavaFX
  3. Data Types
  4. Operators and Expressions
  5. Functions
  6. Class Definitions
  7. Access Specifiers
  8. Inheritance
  9. Data Binding
  10. Sequences
  11. Triggers
  12. Introduction to JavaFX UI Elements
  13. Introduction to Animation
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