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JavaFX in the Enterprise

JavaFX has recently become one of the most popular technologies for developing graphical user interfaces for Java applications. JavaFX applications run on the client machine using a local Java Runtime Environment, much like Java Swing applications or Java applets. Users can either fire up a JavaFX application that resides locally on their machine or visit a page that includes an applet, which in turn triggers a JavaFX application to be downloaded to their machine.

There is quite a history for JavaFX, although it is a relatively new member to the Java arsenal of technology. Earlier versions of JavaFX (1.3) utilized ...

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