© 2009

JavaFX™ Special Effects

Taking Java™ RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements

  • Authors
  • First book on JavaFX 2 animation and games development.

  • JavaFX 2 is most comparable to Silverlight 3, and similar to the established Adobe Flash platform.

  • RIA remains an important and fairly hot meme in today's Web developer market


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 1-21
  3. Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 23-48
  4. Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 49-69
  5. Lucas L. Jordan
    Pages 71-86
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    Pages 87-112
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  11. Lucas L. Jordan
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  12. Lucas L. Jordan
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 241-249

About this book


Enough about learning the fundamentals of the intriguing JavaFX platform; it's now time to start implementing visually stunning and dynamic Java-based rich Internet applications (RIAs) for your desktop or mobile front end. This book will show you what the JavaFX platform can really do for Java desktop and mobile front ends. It presents a number of excellent visual effects and techniques that will make any JavaFX application stand out—whether it's animation, multimedia, or a game. The techniques shown in this book are invaluable for competing in today's market, and they'll help set your RIAs apart from your competitor's.

  • Create visual effects that perform well.
  • Add subtle animations to bring any application to life.
  • Use the graphical power of the JavaFX platform.


Animation Audio Flash Java JavaFX Multimedia Rich Internet Application Silverlight techniques

About the authors

Lucas L. Jordan is a lifelong computer enthusiast and has worked for many years as a Java developer, focusing on user interface. He has previously written JavaFX Special Effects: Taking Java RIA to the Extreme with Animation, Multimedia, and Game Elements. Lucas is interested in mobile application development in its many forms.

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