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Pro JavaFX™ Platform

Script, Desktop and Mobile RIA with Java™ Technology



  • First book on JavaFX 1.2.

  • Promises to be a definitive in scope

  • JavaFX is comparable to emerging Silverlight and established Adobe Flash

  • RIA remains an important and fairly hot meme in today's Web 2.0 developer market

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Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

About this book

The JavaFX™ technology and platform is essentially Sun's response to Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight. JavaFX lets developers play with the open-source scripting, desktop, and mobile APIs offered to create dynamic, seamless visual user interfaces (UIs) that are “Flash–like” and beyond…

Learn from bestselling JavaFX author Jim Weaver and expert JavaFX developers Weiqi Gao, Stephen Chin, and Dean Iverson to discover the JavaFX technology and platform that enables developers and designers to create rich Internet applications (RIAs) that can run across diverse devices. Covering the JavaFX Script language, JavaFX Mobile, and development tools, Pro JavaFX™ Platform: Script, Desktop and Mobile RIA with Java™ Technology is the first book that fully provides JavaFX version 1.2 code examples that cover virtually every language and API feature.

This book contains the following:

  • Tutorials that teach JavaFX 1.2 to an application developer or graphics designer who has had no exposure to JavaFX. These tutorials will be exhaustive, covering virtually every facet of JavaFX Script and are fully updated for the JavaFX 1.2 release.
  • Reference materials on JavaFX 1.2 that augment what is available from the JavaFX 1.2 Language Reference and API documentation.
  • How to take JavaFX 1.2 to other platforms besides the desktop, such as mobile.

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  • Internet
  • Java
  • JavaFX
  • class
  • technology

About the authors

Jim Weaver is an author, speaker, teacher, and developer in rich Internet application technologies such as JavaFX, and may be contacted at

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Pro JavaFX™ Platform

  • Book Subtitle: Script, Desktop and Mobile RIA with Java™ Technology

  • Authors: James Weaver, Weiqi Gao, Stephen Chin, Dean Iverson

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing (R0)

  • Copyright Information: James Weaver and Weiqi Gao and Stephen Chin and Dean Iverson 2009

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4302-1875-3Published: 21 July 2009

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 568

  • Topics: Java, Software Engineering

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)