JavaFX 9 by Example

Authors: Dea, C., Heckler, M., Grunwald, G., Pereda Llamas, J., Phillips, S.

  • Updated with new content on computer vision, facial recognition, modular development, audio media, new APIs, and Scene Builder
  • Filled with fun and practical code examples that you can modify and drop into your own projects
  • Includes a small but fascinating case study of JavaFX's use at NASA
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About this book

This is a new edition showing how to create media-rich client applications using JavaFX 9 and the Java 9 platform. Learn to create GUI-based applications for mobile devices, desktop PCs, and even the web. Incorporate media such as audio and video into your applications. Interface with hardware devices such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Respond to gesture control through devices such as the Leap Motion Controller. Take advantage of the new, OpenCV computer vision API for facial and object recognition. JavaFX 9 by Example opens the door to an exciting world of visual and media-rich applications.

New in this edition are examples of creating stylized text and loading custom fonts, guidance for working with Scene Builder to create visual layouts, new content on the Canvas API and the Animation Timer, and these are just few examples of the new coverage in this updated edition. The book also covers advanced topics such as custom controls and fonts, JavaFX 3D, gesture devices, printing, importation of Blender and Maya models, and computer vision just to name a few. Best of all, the book is full of working code that you can adapt and extend to all your future projects.

Is your goal to develop visually exciting applications in the Java language? Then this is the book you want at your side. JavaFX 9 by Example is chock-full of engaging, fun-to-work examples that bring you up to speed on the major facets of JavaFX 9. You'll learn to create applications that look good, are fun to use, and that take advantage of the medium to present data of all types in ways that engage the user and lead to increased productivity. 

  • Updated with new content on computer vision, facial recognition, modular development, audio media, new APIs, and Scene Builder
  • Filled with fun and practical code examples that you can modify and drop into your own projects
  • Includes a small but fascinating case study of JavaFX's use at NASA
What You Will Learn
  • Work with touch-based interfaces
  • Interpret gesture-based events
  • Implement computer vision and facial recognition
  • Work with shapes, color, text, and animation
  • Add audio and video to your projects
  • Create custom controls using SVG and Canvas
  • Organize code into modules using Project Jigsaw

Who This Book Is For
JavaFX 9 by Example is for Java developers who are interested in developing visual and media-rich applications to run on PCs, phones, tablets, Arduino controllers, the Raspberry Pi, and more. This includes developers tasked with creating visualizations of data from statistical analysis and from sensor networks. Any developer wanting to develop a polished user-interface in Java will find much to like in this book.

About the authors

Carl P. Dea is an author and co-author of JavaFX 8 Introduction by Example and Java 7 Recipes. He currently works as a senior software engineer. He has been developing software for 20+ years with many clients, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. He has written software ranging from mission-critical applications to e-commerce applications. Carl has been using Java since the very beginning and is a JavaFX enthusiast dating back to when JavaFX used to be called F3. 
Carl's passion for software development started when his middle school science teacher showed him the TRS-80 computer. His current software development interests are: graphics, UI, game programming, Data Visualization, IoT, smart phones, AI and robotics. Carl and his wife are proud parents of two grown daughters. Their oldest daughter is a high school English teacher and their youngest is a freshmen in college. Carl lives on the East Coast in Pasadena (aka "The Dena"), Maryland. You can follow him on Twitter as @carldea.
Mark Heckler is a Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate at Pivotal, a conference speaker, and published author focusing upon software development for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries, and with various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor, author/curator of a developer-focused blog, and posts to an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@MkHeck). Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.

Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than ten years of experience in software development. He has been involved in Java desktop application and controls development. His current interests include JavaFX, HTML5, and Swing, especially development of custom controls in these technologies. Grunwald is also interested in Java-driven embedded technologies like JavaSE embedded on Raspberry Pi, i.MX6, BeagleBoneBlack, CubieBoard2, etc. He is a true believer in open source software and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas). Gerrit is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), he co-leads the JavaFX and IoT community at Oracle and is a JavaOne RockStar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally.

José Pereda, PhD in Structural Engineering, works as a software engineer at Gluon. Being on Java since 1999, he is a JavaFX advocate, developing JavaFX applications for mobile platforms and embedded platforms. He also works on open source projects, book writing, blogging, tweeting (@JPeredaDnr), and speaking at conferences (JavaOne, JAX, Jfokus, JavaLand, CodingSerbia,...). José lives with his wife and four kids in Valladolid, Spain

Sean M. Phillips is a Java Software Architect currently working on ground systems for Space Science missions at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has developed embedded systems, modeling and simulation and visualization software for projects from commercial & military RADAR, heavy manufacturing, Battlespace Awareness and Orbital Flight Dynamics. Sean is the lead developer of F(X)yz, a free third party library for JavaFX 3D components and data visualization tools. Sean enjoys sharing his experiments through blog entries on various sites including Java.net, The NetBeans DZone, and through his Twitter account @SeanMiPhillips. Sean lives in Bowie, MD, USA with his very supportive wife Zulma and sons Sebastian and Sean Alexander.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1961-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. $39.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1960-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Due: November 24, 2017

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
JavaFX 9 by Example
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Carl Dea, Mark Heckler, Gerrit Grunwald, Jose Pereda, Sean Phillips
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1961-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1960-7
Edition Number
3
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