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

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3JavaFX Primer

“I’m still at the beginning of my career. It’s all a little new, and I’m still learning as I go.”

—Orlando Bloom

JavaFX Script Basics

JavaFX is partially a declarative language. Using a declarative language, a developer describes what needs to be done, then lets the system get it done. Olof Torgersson, Program Director for the Chalmers University of Technology Master’s program in Interaction Design and Associate Professor at Göteborg University, has been researching declarative programming for over 10 years. From his analysis of declarative programming approaches, we find this definition:

“From a programmer’s point of view, the basic property is that programming is lifted to a higher level of abstraction. At this higher level ...

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