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JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example by Carl Dea

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JavaFX Fundamentals

The JavaFX 2.0 API is Java’s next generation GUI toolkit for developers to build rich cross-platform applications. JavaFX 2.0 is based on a scene graph paradigm (retained mode) as opposed to the traditional immediate mode style rendering. JavaFX’s scene graph is a tree-like data structure that maintains vector-based graphic nodes. The goal of JavaFX is to be used across many types of devices such as mobile devices, smartphones, TVs, tablet computers, and desktops.

Before the creation of JavaFX, the development of rich Internet applications (RIAs) involved the gathering of many separate libraries and APIs to achieve highly functional applications. These separate libraries include Media, UI controls, Web, ...

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