JavaFX Developer's Guide
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This guide is an excellent resource as a learning tool and as a comprehensive reference. Topley's book provides detailed recommendations and context for getting started, learning, applying, and debugging JavaFX. The reader will enjoy thoughtful and illustrative discussions of new concepts and great practical recommendations.
This book is <em>amazing.</em> If it suffers from anything, it is that it may just be TOO comprehensive. But that's a good kind of problem.
The JavaFX Developer's Guide starts off assuming nothing about your skill level except that you might have some development experience. The content covers everything in a logical order that increases in complexity as you move through the book.
You will find expert advice regarding how to set up your runtime environment (with advisory notes and warnings) and plenty of online resources-- references and code samples. The book content is provided in a professional-teaching-suitable format:
- The language and capabilities (including understanding JFX's Sequence, Binding, and Trigger concepts).
- Classes and Reflection
- Rendering, including nodes, simple line and scalar vector graphics as well as images, and mouse and keyboard event handling
- Class libraries that help you produce sophisticated results
- Style Sheet concept that builds upon CSS
- Integration with Swing or development of your own control
Coding samples provide useful contexts for fleshing out concepts throughout the book.
This guide is a great way to move from Swing development to the next step up: JavaFX.
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