JavaFX A Beginners Guide

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February 5, 2011


Electronic book text, 464 pages


0071742409 / 9780071742405

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Main description

Essential Skills--Made Easy

Create immersive, interactive environments for any platform. JavaFX: A Beginner's Guide starts by explaining the technology behind JavaFX and quickly moves on to installing the JavaFX development environment and tools, including the JavaFX SDK, the Java SE JDK, and NetBeans. Then, you'll learn how to develop desktop, browser, and mobile applications with ease. The book covers effects and transformations, animation, events, and Swing components. Techniques for creating custom modes, embedding video and music, using JavaFX layouts, and styling with CSS are also discussed. Get started using JavaFX right away with help from this fast-paced tutorial.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Table of contents

1 Introduction to JavaFX
2 Setting the Scene
3 Hello World and Profiles
4 Creating Shapes
5 Using Colors and Gradients
6 Working with Images and the JavaFX Production Suite
7 Applying Effects and Transformations
8 Basic Animation
9 Using Actions
10 Give it Some Swing
11 Custom Nodes and Overriding
12 Imbedded Video and Music
13 Using JavaFX Layouts
14 Style Your JavaFX with CSS
15 Creating Graphics with JavaFX Production Suite
Appendix Deploying JavaFX

Author comments

J. F. DiMarzio has been a professional Java developer for more than nine years and a professional web developer for more than 15. He now actively works with Java and JavaFx to create stunning user experiences for his clients. DiMarzio has written seven books, including Android: A Programmer's Guide and runs Technical Difficulties, a Java, JavaFx, JQuery, and Android blog at

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