Chapter     5

Graphics with JavaFX

Have you ever heard someone say, “When two worlds collide”? This expression is used when a person from a different background or culture is put in a situation where they are at odds and must face very hard decisions. When building GUI applications needing graphics or animations, we are often on a collision course between business and gaming worlds.

In the ever-changing world of rich Internet applications (RIA), you probably have noticed an increased use of animations such as pulsing buttons, transitions, moving backgrounds, and so on. GUI applications can use animations to provide visual cues to let the user know what to do next. With JavaFX, you will be able to have the best of both worlds, creating appealing ...

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