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Javafx a Beginners Guide (Beginner's Guide)by J. F. Dimarzio
Synopses & Reviews
This practical introductory guide teaches you how to build rich interactive content with JavaFX.
JavaFX: A Beginners Guide shows you how to get started creating rich, interactive content using this cross-platform content delivery system. The book walks you through the basics to more challenging concepts, so youll quickly understand and begin using JavaFX. This practical guide also covers the JavaFX Production Suite--a powerful plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator that allows users to create content specifically for JavaFX.
Discover how to take advantage of cross-platform capabilities--JavaFX is fully integrated with the Java Runtime and thus JavaFX content can run on any platform capable of running Java. Youll learn, step by step, how to build desktop, browser, and mobile applications.
JavaFX: A Beginners Guide
Essential coverage of JavaFX
Introduction to JavaFX; Setting the Scene; Hello World and Profiles; Creating Shapes; Using Colors and Gradients; Working with Images and the JavaFX Production Suite; Applying Effects and Transformations; Basic Animation; Using Actions; Give it Some Swing; Custom Nodes and Overriding; Imbedded Video and Music; Using JavaFX Layouts; Style Your JavaFX with CSS; Creating Graphics with JavaFX Production Suite
Book News Annotation:
This guide to JavaFX, a popular development platform for creating web, desktop and mobile applications, provides step-by-step instructions for learning the basic functions of this up and coming software tool. Assuming a working knowledge of the related Java programming language, this work begins with an overview of the JavaFX development environment and covers a basic introductory "Hello World" program, working with shapes, colors and images, effects and transformations, animation, events, custom nodes, multimedia and the deployment of JavaFX applications in a variety of environments. The volume includes numerous screen shots and code examples and access to additional online resources is provided. DiMarzio is an e-commerce application developer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Essential Skills--Made Easy
Create immersive, interactive environments for any platform. JavaFX: A Beginner's Guide starts by explaining the technology behind JavaFX and quickly moves on to installing the JavaFX development environment and tools, including the JavaFX SDK, the Java SE JDK, and NetBeans. Then, you'll learn how to develop desktop, browser, and mobile applications with ease. The book covers effects and transformations, animation, events, and Swing components. Techniques for creating custom modes, embedding video and music, using JavaFX layouts, and styling with CSS are also discussed. Get started using JavaFX right away with help from this fast-paced tutorial.
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About the Author
J. F. DiMarzio has been a professional Java developer for more than nine years and a professional web developer for more than 15. He now actively works with Java and JavaFx to create stunning user experiences for his clients. DiMarzio has written seven books, including Android: A Programmers Guide and runs Technical Difficulties, a Java, JavaFx, JQuery, and Android blog at jfdimarzio.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to JavaFX; Chapter 2. Setting the Scene; Chapter 3. Hello World; Chapter 4. Creating Shapes; Chapter 5. Using Colors and Gradients; Chapter 6. Using Images; Chapter 7. Applying Effects and Transformations; Chapter 8. Basic Animation; Chapter 9. Using Events; Chapter 10. Give it Some Swing; Chapter 11. Custom Nodes and Overriding; Chapter 12. Imbedded Video and Music; Chapter 13. Using JavaFX Layouts; Chapter 14. Style Your JavaFX with CSS; Appendix A. Deploying JavaFX; Appendix B. Node Property Reference; Appendix C. JavaFX Command-Line Arguments; Appendix D. Answers to Self Tests; Index
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