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Java: The Complete Reference, 10th Edition by Herbert Schildt

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34   Introducing JavaFX GUI Programming

Like all successful languages, Java continues to evolve and improve. This also applies to its libraries. One of the most important examples of this evolutionary process is found in its GUI frameworks. As explained earlier in the book, the original GUI framework was the AWT. Because of its several limitations, it was soon followed by Swing, which offered a far superior approach to creating GUIs. Swing was so successful that it has remained the primary Java GUI framework for nearly two decades. However, Swing was designed when the enterprise application dominated software development. Today, consumer applications, and especially mobile apps, have risen in importance, and such applications often demand ...

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