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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
Chapter 1. Introduction to JavaFX; Chapter 2. Setting the Scene; Chapter 3. Hello World; Chapter 4. Creating Shapes; Chapter 5. Using Colors and Gradients; Chapter 6. Using Images; Chapter 7. Applying Effects and Transformations; Chapter 8. Basic Animation; Chapter 9. Using Events; Chapter 10. Give it Some Swing; Chapter 11. Custom Nodes and Overriding; Chapter 12. Imbedded Video and Music; Chapter 13. Using JavaFX Layouts; Chapter 14. Style Your JavaFX with CSS; Appendix A. Deploying JavaFX; Appendix B. Node Property Reference; Appendix C. JavaFX Command-Line Arguments; Appendix D. Answers to Self Tests; Index
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 jfdimarzio.com.