This chapter is an introduction to JavaFX 8; we have already talked about JavaFX 8 as a technology and why you should care about it.
Next, we will navigate its history, exploring its core features and where it could be used.
Before you start using this book to learn JavaFX 8, we will go through the preparation of your development environment by installing various required software bundles, to be able to compile and run many of its examples.
In this chapter, you will learn how to install the required software, such as the Java Development Kit JDK and the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
After installing the required software, you will begin by creating a traditional Hello JavaFX 8 example. Once you feel comfortable ...