JavaFX For Dummies

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Unleash the power of JavaFX for a wide range of devices

JavaFX For Dummies gives you access to an innovative software platform that allows you to create and deliver rich Internet applications that can run across a wide variety of connected devices. This accessible book highlights the most important features of this powerful graphics platform, giving you the tools to understand it quickly and easily! No experience with JavaFX? No problem. JavaFX For Dummies has been written especially for newbies and it also serves as a great reference resource for more experienced Java developers.

Author Doug Lowe has been writing programming books for decades, and he brings his experience and passion to this guide, sharing his expert approach to coding using JavaFX. The book shows you how to work with JavaFX controls, how to enhance your scenic design, and also offers advice on how to make a splash with your programs. Then, the author wraps it all up with extra recommendations and resources to guide you as you move forward. * Helps developers quickly learn to take advantage of JavaFX’s lightweight, high-performance platform * Highlights essential JavaFX features for simple coding that can be rolled out across multiple devices * Instructs readers on methods for creating compelling, visually appealing applications * Includes recommendations and resources for honing your JavaFX skills

With JavaFX For Dummies, you’ll be on your way to easier, more efficient coding for a variety of connected devices.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started with JavaFX
Chapter 1: Hello, JavaFX!
Chapter 2: Looking Closer at JavaFX Programming
Chapter 3: Handling Events
Chapter 4: Setting the Stage and Scene Layout
Chapter 5: Using Layout Panes to Arrange Your Scenes
Chapter 6: Getting Input from the User

Part II: JavaFX Controls
Chapter 7: Introducing the JavaFX Node Hierarchy
Chapter 8: Choosing from a List
Chapter 9: Working with Tables
Chapter 10: Making Menus

Part III: Enhancing Your Scenic Design
Chapter 11: More about Layout Panes for Precise Scene Design
Chapter 12: Skinning Your Application with CSS
Chapter 13: Drawing Shapes
Chapter 14: Adding Special Effects

Part IV: Making Your Programs Come Alive
Chapter 15: Using Properties to Create Dynamic Scenes
Chapter 16: Using Images and Media
Chapter 17: Animating Your Scenes
Chapter 18: Targeting Touch Devices

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten More JavaFX Controls
Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Building a 3D World

Book Details

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  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014-10-20
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118385349
  • ISBN-13: 9781118385340

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