JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example (2nd Revised edition)

JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example (2nd Revised edition)

By: Gerrit Grunwald (author), Carl Dea (author), Mark Heckler (author), Sean Phillips (author), Jose Pereda (author)Paperback

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JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example shows you how to use your existing Java skills to create graphically exciting client applications with the JavaFX 8 platform. The book is a new and much improved edition of JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example, taking you through a series of engaging, fun-to-work examples that bring you up to speed on the major facets of the platform. It will help you to create applications that look good, are fun to use, and that take advantage of the medium to present data of all types in ways that engage the user and lead to increased productivity. Entirely example-based, JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example begins with the fundamentals of installing the software and creating a simple interface. From there, you'll move in progressive steps through the process of developing applications using JavaFX's standard drawing primitives. You'll then explore images, animations, media, and web. This new edition incorporates the changes resulting from the switch to Java 8 SDK. It covers advanced topics such as custom controls, JavaFX 3D, gesture devices, and embedded systems. Best of all, the book is full of working code that you can adapt and extend to all your future projects. * Entirely example-based * Filled with fun and practical code examples * Covers all that's new in Java 8 relating to JavaFX such as Lambda expressions and Streams* Covers gesture devices, 3D display, embedded systems, and other advanced topics

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Carl P. Dea is a software engineer working for BCT LLC on projects with high performance computing (HPC) architectures. He has been developing software for 15 years with many clients, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. He has written software ranging from mission-critical applications to Web applications. Carl has been using Java since the very beginning and is a JavaFX enthusiast dating back to when JavaFX used to be called F3. He has been involved with open-source projects such as JFXtras and JDIC. Carl's passion for software development started when his middle school science teacher showed him the TRS-80 computer. His current software development interests are: rich client platforms (RCP), rich Internet applications (RIAs), Groovy, game programming, Arduino, mobile phones, and tablet computers. When he's not working, Carl and his wife love to watch their daughters perform at gymnastics meets. Carl lives on the East Coast in Pasadena (aka "The Dena"), Maryland. You can follow him on Twitter @carldea, and on LinkedIn at Carl also blogs at


1. Getting started 2. JavaFX Fundamentals 3. Java 8 Lambda Expressions 4. Layout & UI Controls 5. Graphics with JavaFX 6. Custom Controls 7. Media with JavaFX 8. JavaFX on the Web 9. JavaFX 3D 10. JavaFX and Arduino 11. JavaFX on the Raspberry Pi 12. Gesture-based Interfaces 13. Appendix A. References

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781430264606
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2014
  • Number Of Pages: 443
  • ID: 9781430264606
  • weight: 789
  • ISBN10: 1430264608
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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