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JavaFX in Action by Simon Morris

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Chapter 8. Web services with style

This chapter covers

  • Calling a web service
  • Parsing an XML document
  • Dynamically editing the scene graph
  • Animating, with off-the-shelf transitions

In this chapter we’re going to cover a range of exciting JavaFX features—and possibly the most fun project thus far. In previous chapters we were still learning the ropes, so to speak, but now that bind and triggers are becoming second nature and the scene graph is no longer a strange alien beast, we can move on to some of the power tools the JavaFX API has to offer.

We’ll start by learning how to call a web service and parse its XML response. As more of our data is moving online and hidden behind web services, knowing how to exploit their power from within our ...

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