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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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C H A P T E R   6

Collections and Concurrency

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it;—this is knowledge.

—Confucius

After the fast-paced exploration of JavaFX layouts in Chapter 4 and JavaFX UI controls in Chapter 5, we refocus our attention on some of the lower-level facilities of JavaFX in this chapter.

Recall that in Chapter 3, “Properties and Bindings,” you learned about the Observable interface and one of its subinterfaces ObservableValue. In this chapter, we examine the other two subinterfaces of ObservableObservableList and ObservableMap—rounding out the story of the Observable family of interfaces and classes.

We then cover concurrency in JavaFX. We explain ...

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