Introduction

Welcome to JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example.

What is JavaFX?

JavaFX is Java’s next-generation graphical user interface (GUI) toolkit that allows developers to rapidly build rich cross-platform applications. Built from the ground up, JavaFX takes advantage of modern GPUs through hardware-accelerated graphics while providing well-designed programming interfaces enabling developers to combine graphics, animation, and UI controls. The new JavaFX 8 is a pure Java language application programming interface (API). The goal of JavaFX is to be used across many types of devices, such as embedded devices, smartphones, TVs, tablet computers, and desktops.

Nandini Ramani of Oracle plainly states the intended direction of JavaFX as a platform ...

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