JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example

by Carl Dea

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JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example by Carl Dea

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example provides a quick start to programming the JavaFX 2.0 platform. JavaFX 2.0 provides a rich set of APIs for use in creating graphically exciting client applications written solely in Java. You get a large set of customizable components that can be skinned using CSS techniques that you already know from doing web development. The platform even includes a web rendering engine enabling you to mix HTML content into your applications. Hardware acceleration means that your applications are fast and snappy, taking full advantage of modern graphics processing support at the hardware level. JavaFX 2.0 opens the door to business applications that look good, are fun to use, that take advantage of the medium to present data of all types—text, audio, video, etc.—in ways that engage the user and lead to increased productivity.

Getting started with JavaFX 2.0 is surprisingly easy. You already have the Java skills. Very likely you know enough of CSS to get by. All that’s left is to get a leg up on the API, and that’s where JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example can help. In this short book, author Carl Dea takes you through a series of engaging, fun-to-work examples that bring you up to speed with the major facets of the platform. Begin with the fundamentals of installing the software and creating a simple interface. Move in progressive steps through the process of developing a working dialog box for an application. Then let the fun begin as you explore images and animations, audio and video, and finally learn to embed JavaFX applications in a web page as well as embedding HTML5 content within an application. At the end of this book you’ll have a good grasp of what JavaFX is all about, and you’ll be ready to begin your journey towards mastery of the platform.

  • Entirely example-based
  • Focused on practical applications
  • Full of working code for you to adapt and extend

What you’ll learn

  • Install JavaFX 2.0 and configure your environment
  • Create applcations menus and dialog boxes
  • Design forms for data entry
  • Work with images and animations
  • Embed audio and video into your applications
  • Deploy JavaFX applications in a browser

Who this book is for

JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example is aimed at Java programmers wanting to learn the JavaFX 2.0 platform for designing graphic- and media-rich client applications for the enterprise. Readers should be familiar with Java, and preferably also with the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment.

Table of Contents

  1. JavaFX Fundamentals
  2. Graphics with JavaFX
  3. Media with JavaFX
  4. JavaFX on the Web

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430242574
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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 @carldea, Youtube and on LinkedIn at Carl also blogs at

Table of Contents

  1. JavaFX Fundamentals
  2. Graphics with JavaFX
  3. Media with JavaFX
  4. JavaFX on the Web

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