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Pro JavaFX 8 by James Weaver, Dean Iverson, Stephen Chin, Weiqi Gao, Johan Vos

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CHAPTER 8

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Creating Charts in JavaFX

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

—Arthur C. Clarke

Reporting is an important aspect in many business applications. The JavaFX Platform contains an API for creating charts. Because a Chart is basically a Node, integrating charts with other parts of a JavaFX application is straightforward. As a consequence, reporting is an integral part of the typical JavaFX Business Application.

Designing an API is often a compromise among a number of requirements. Two of the most common requirements are “make it easy” and “make it easy to extend.” The JavaFX Chart API fulfills both of ...

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