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JavaFX™ Developer’s Guide by Kim Topley

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1. An Overview of JavaFX

This chapter provides a high-level overview of JavaFX, from the core JavaFX platform to the tools that you can use to build and deploy JavaFX applications. Built on top of Java, JavaFX is designed to simplify the process of creating applications that can be deployed across devices ranging from cell phones to desktops, with little or no additional work being required to move your code between these different device types. JavaFX applications are written using JavaFX Script, a new and easy-to-use language that is introduced in the second part of this chapter. The core of the platform is the JavaFX runtime library, which applications can use to build user interfaces, create animations, read data from RSS and Atom feeds, ...

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