JavaFX is a scripting language that provides built-in properties for manipulating objects within a 2D coordinate system. Read this introduction to learn how to build apps that tap the full potential of JavaFX.
by Gail Anderson
Jul 2, 2009
avaFX is a scripting language that provides built-in properties for manipulating objects within a 2D coordinate system. A competing technology to Microsoft's Silverlight, JavaFX provides the tools to fill and pen stroke colors, and create special effects, shapes, and lines. It also allows you to manipulate images, play videos and sound, and define animations that affect objects over time.
For Essential JavaFX, authors Gail Anderson and Paul Anderson worked directly with the JavaFX team at Sun to produce a complete and authoritative guide for people new to JavaFX. "Chapter 2: A Taste of JavaFX" offers a taste of the language and some of its unique features.
Editor's Note: This chapter is an excerpt from the book, Essential JavaFX, authored by Gail Anderson and Paul Anderson, published by Prentice Hall Professional as part of Sun Microsystems Press, June 2009, Copyright 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. ISBN 0137042795. For more info, please visit www.informit.com/smp. Safari Books Online subscribers can access the book here: http://safari.informit.com/9780137044559.
Gail C. Anderson is a founding member and Director of Research at the Anderson Software Group, Inc. Ms. Anderson is a software specialist and author who has written numerous books on leading-edge Java technologies. Her main focus is researching and developing new course material topics. Gail has also been a featured speaker at JavaOne for the popular Hands-on-Labs.