Welcome to JavaFX. This chapter tells you what JavaFX is, what it does, how to get it, and how to get started. After you finish this chapter, you should be able to start working with JavaFX right away.
• What is JavaFX and why should I care?
• What is in the JavaFX Bundle
• Where to get JavaFX
• Using JavaFX with the NetBeans IDE
JavaFX is a software technology that lets you create and deliver Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) with media and content across a wide variety of platforms and devices. The language was originally called F3 (Form Follows Function) and was developed primarily by Chris Oliver, now at Sun Microsystems. The name was changed to JavaFX in 2007. ...