JavaFX is a state-of-the-art graphics toolkit that is now built into Java and can be easily integrated with the NetBeans Platform. With JavaFX, you can create advanced user interfaces, manipulate media, generate graphical effects and animations, and much more. The NetBeans Platform provides a framework for building robust, modular applications with long life expectancies. Together, JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform provide the basis for creating visually appealing, industrial-strength applications.
Focusing on JavaFX as the front end for rich client applications, this guide’s examples cover JavaFX 8 with the NetBeans Platform, NetBeans IDE, and Java 8. Gail and Paul Anderson fully explain JavaFX and its relationship with the NetBeans Platform architecture, and systematically show Java developers how to use them together effectively. Each concept and technique is supported by clearly written code examples, proven through extensive classroom teaching.
Background basics with Java, JavaFX, and UI events
Building loosely coupled applications
NetBeans Platform Modules and Lookup
NetBeans Platform Nodes, Explorer Views, and Actions
Building CRUD-based applications
Integrating JavaFX with a Swing-based framework
Using JavaFX Charts with the NetBeans Platform
Using the NetBeans Platform File System and Data System
Keeping the UI responsive
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is excellent for experienced Swing-plus-JavaFX developers who use Netbeans IDE, especially its platform framework. This book is not for developers who have little of knowledge on JavaFX but want to learn JavaFX. For them, it simply wastes money. This book pointed out the most important patterns or techniques used in implementation of Netbeans-Platform-based applications. It really helped me about how to integrate JavaFX techs and Swing-based NB-Platform so as to have merits of both worlds.
This book is definitively helpful for experienced architects or developers who works on Netbeans-platform-based Java application powered by JavaFX techs.
The only one thing I "complained" is this book wasted some space on instructions how to, step-by-step, create a java project, class, insert methods, etc. Since the audience is not beginners but experienced, why did authors bother explaining such tedious basic details on NB-IDE.
I've been working with JavaFX using online tutorials and making good progress, but I wanted something that would be more systematic and go deeper than just getting it to work. I felt I needed a better understanding of how CSS fits with JavaFX and there were things that I simply could not get to work because of my lack of understanding of the big JavaFX picture. This book looked like a good next step. Unfortunately I confused the NetBeans IDE that I'm using with the NetBeans system that is far more complex and far reaching than I needed for my stand-alone applications. That said, I still found the first part of the book--the introduction to JavaFX--very helpful in giving me a better understanding about some of the riches of the JavaFX environment. I haven't actually solved some of the problems I faced, but I'm optimistic that I will be able to with the information in this book. The example code and explanations are helpful and clear.
Very good explained. Shows how to programming correctly with swing too.
The book is something large but it needed to do because NetBeans Platform introduces many features.
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