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JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example by Carl Dea

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Some History

In 2005, Sun Microsystems acquired the company SeeBeyond, at which a certain software engineer by the name of Chris Oliver created a graphics-rich scripting language known as F3 (Form Follows Function). F3 was later unveiled by Sun Microsystems at the 2007 JavaOne conference as JavaFX.

On April 20, 2009 Oracle Corporation announced the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, making Oracle the new steward of JavaFX. At JavaOne 2010, Oracle announced the JavaFX roadmap. As part of the road map, Oracle revealed its plans to phase out the JavaFX script language and re-create JavaFX for the Java language and platform.

As promised based on the 2010 roadmap, JavaFX 2.0 SDK was released at JavaOne October 3, 2011. Oracle also announced its commitment ...

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