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JavaFX™: Developing Rich Internet Applications by Eric Bruno, Jim Connors, Jim Clarke

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1Getting Started

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

—Walt Disney

Installing the JavaFX Platform

In this chapter, you will learn how to install the JavaFX Script Software Development Kit (SDK) either in a command-line environment or with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). You will also develop your first JavaFX Script application, compile it, and run it.

The JavaFX Script programming language comes in a Software Development Kit (SDK), based on Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 1.6. So you will need the following:

•   The latest Java SE Development KIT (JDK) for your operating system (Java SE 6 Update 10 or later; for Mac, latest Java for Mac OS X 10.5).

•   The NetBeans IDE for JavaFX 1.2, Eclipse ...

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