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

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Foreword

It is not often that you get the chance to witness (let alone participate in!) the birth of a truly disruptive technology. We are now at a juncture where information is pervasive—there is a convergence that will allow us to seamlessly move from one information source to another as we conduct our daily lives. Whether we are operating our smart phones, watching television, using our laptops, or interacting with screen-based devices that are yet to be invented, we are constantly connected to the world.

The key to making this vision a reality is the implementation of a common platform that works across all these screens. The Java platform set the bar for “write once, run anywhere”; JavaFX raises that bar by allowing us to write rich, immersive ...

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