In This Chapter
Getting a quick overview of what JavaFX is and what you can do with it
Looking at a basic JavaFX program
Downloading, installing, and configuring Java 8 so you can build your own JavaFX programs
Building a JavaFX program the hard way, using nothing but Notepad and a command prompt
Using TextPad to simplify JavaFX programming
Using an IDE, such as Eclipse or NetBeans, for JavaFX programming
Welcome to the wonderful world of JavaFX programming!
This chapter offers a gentle introduction to JavaFX programming. In the next few pages, you find out what JavaFX is, where it came from, and where it’s going. You see an example of the classic Hello, World! program implemented in JavaFX. And you discover how to set up your computer to develop your own JavaFX programs using several popular development tools for JavaFX.
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