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Beginning JavaFX™ by Praveen Mohan, Lawrence PremKumar

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Chapter 2. Introduction to JavaFX

As described by Sun, JavaFX is an expressive and rich client platform for creating and delivering immersive Internet experiences across different screens. The main intention of this technology is to write Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that run seamlessly across screens (desktop, mobile, or IP TV), providing a uniform user experience. JavaFX applications are written using a statically typed, declarative language called JavaFX Script that makes it easy to program in a visual context, enabling developers to create highly expressive and intuitive GUIs quickly and easily.

JavaFX is fully integrated with the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and takes full advantage of the performance and ubiquity of the Java platform. ...

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