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Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (28 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118385349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118385340
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 379,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Install the JavaFX development tools, including the JavaFX SDK, the Java SE JDK, and NetBeans
  • Develop desktop, mobile, and browser apps
  • Use HTML5 and CSS3 with JavaFX

The fast and easy way to unleash the power of JavaFX

No experience with JavaFX? No problem! This hands–on guide highlights the most important features of this powerful graphics platform, giving you the tools to understand it quickly and easily. You ll find out how to work with JavaFX controls, enhance your scenic design, and create more efficient coding for a variety of connected devices.

  • Hello, JavaFX! peruse the possibilities of JavaFX, take a look at a simple JavaFX program, download and install JavaFX, and get familiar with the Click Me program
  • All the world s a stage find out how to set the stage and scene layout, use layout panes to arrange your scenes, create a dialog box and close button, and get input from the user
  • Take the reigns get familiar with the JavaFX node hierarchy, choose from a list, work with tables, and make menus
  • Growing panes discover more about layout panes for precise scene design and start drawing shapes and adding special effects like a JavaFX pro
  • Do it dynamically use properties, images, and media to create dynamic scenes, and get the know–how to animate your scenes and target touch devices

Open the book and find:

  • How to import JavaFX packages
  • Tips on implementing the event handler interface
  • Ways to draw transparently and use a gradient fill
  • Instruction on adding shadows and creating reflections
  • How to work with audio and video files
  • The lowdown on gestures and touch events
  • Links to a handy cheatsheet and cool extras

About the Author

Doug Lowe has been writing computer programming books since the guys who invented Java were in high school. Lowe has written books on a wide variety of topics and is the bestselling author of more than 30 For Dummies books, including all editions of Java All–In–One For Dummies.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Its a Good Book 7 Jan. 2015
By Craig - Published on
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After finishing this book I can say that if you are looking for a book that gives you a clear and concise introduction into JavaFX, then this book is for you. I also have "Pro JavaFX 8", and "JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example", and both of them are a lot more complicated and harder to understand then this book. I will say that this book misses a few things that are pretty important in JavaFX (like FXML) however everything that the book does cover is easy to understand.

I believe that the biggest strength that this book has, is that it explains the JavaFX api to you instead of assuming that you have read the api and figured it out yourself. For example, when the author shows you something new like JavaFX properties, he shows the most common methods for properties and gives explanations for what they do.

Overall this is a really good book that I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in learning more about JavaFX (Its a lot easier to understand then the other books).
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Missing coverage of fxml and SceneBuilder 15 Jan. 2015
By Scott S. - Published on
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Great coverage of JavaFX, but does not include coverage of fxml and SceneBuilder. With fxml you build your display outside of the java code (just like in web development you do not have html in your java code, but in a jsp). SceneBuilder is free from Oracle and is a great way to build the user interface.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
i wished it contents more details in some sides but it's OK. 11 April 2015
By Jehad Nasser - Published on
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as an intro it's a great book, and covers most of relevant subjects, i wished it contents more details in some sides but it's OK.
the best thing is that the writer Considers you a beginner in FX.
Thank you
Very easy to read and complete discussions on JavaFX 18 May 2015
By Anonymous - Published on
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The book is very easy to read and informative or complete even it is for dummies. I finished reading in 3 days. JavaFX is not complicated and clearly explained by the simple sample programs. This book is well-organized too. Highly recommended this book.
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