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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   9

Accessing Web Services

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.

— Niels Bohr

The modern application paradigm is clear: nothing lives in an isolated environment. Client applications interact with data obtained from a wide array of resources, both physical and logical. Whether data are retrieved from a hard disk, a remote database, or an exposed network resource, we expect our applications to be flexible, provide a wide array of data retrieval options, and, in general, work well with others.

So far, we've explained how the JavaFX Platform can be used both for rendering information and for interactively manipulating data. In this chapter, we provide a brief overview of the options ...

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