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Pro JavaFX 2: A Definitive Guide to Rich Clients with Java Technology by Johan Vos Ph.D., Weiqi Gao Ph.D., Dean Iverson, Stephen Chin, James L. Weaver

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The Visage Language in Depth

…a lot my of opinions about what makes programming languages “expressive” comes from my observations and opinions about what allows us effective expression in natural languages.

—Christopher Oliver

The Visage language stands out from other languages you can use with the JavaFX Platform because it was designed and engineered specifically for that platform. Visage’s origins date back to the F3 language designed by Christopher Oliver while he was working at SeeBeyond. With the purchase of SeeBeyond by Sun Microsystems, F3 was renamed JavaFX Script and went on to be the primary language of the JavaFX Platform up to version 1.3. At that time, Sun also made JavaFX Script open source, releasing it to ...

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