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Essential JavaFX™ by Paul Anderson, Gail Anderson

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2. A Taste of JavaFX

As the preface hints, JavaFX has a combination of features that makes it unique. This chapter gives you a taste of the language and some of these features. Our goal is to choose a representative example so you get a feel for the kinds of programs possible with JavaFX. The example (a guitar tuner) illustrates language constructs while keeping the discussion concrete. We’ll veer away from the example at times to illustrate additional JavaFX features that are relevant. While this overview is in no way complete (remember, it’s just a taste), we hope to entice you to explore JavaFX further.

The source code for GuitarTuner appears at the end of the chapter (see “Source Code for Project GuitarTuner” on page 36). To keep the text ...

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