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Good Book for JavaFX

pawan chopra
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Kindly suggests good book for JavaFX. I am a beginner to JavaFX.


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pawan chopra
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Philippe Lhoste
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I haven't read any book on JavaFX yet, so it is hard to recommend one.
I suggest to search for JavaFX on Amazon, AFAIK there is less than half a dozen of books, so choice should be quick. I think these books are all good, made by passionates, early adopters... Ideally, if you can, browse them and see which one fits your needs (more enterprise, more "flashy") or your taste (style...). It is better to be sure they are up to date (taking in account changes brought by v.1.2).
Simon Morris
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pawan chopra wrote:Kindly suggests good book for JavaFX. I am a beginner to JavaFX.


I've hung back from answering this, as I'm the author of one of the JavaFX books currently available and I didn't think it would be fair for me to comment. However, as nobody else has volunteered an answer, I'll tell you about the two books I've experience of.

"Pro JavaFX Platform" (APress) is written by four highly respected members of the JavaFX community, including Stephen Chin who runs the JFXtras project (housing various extensions/alternatives to the standard JFX libraries). The book offers a comprehensive tutorial of JavaFX 1.2 plus the JFXtras project using Netbeans, through a series of small examples and a few larger projects. It is also designed to work well as a desktop API reference.
TOC: http://learnjavafx.typepad.com/weblog/2009/06/all-pro-javafx-early-access-ebook-chapters-have-been-updated-to-sdk-12.html

"JavaFX in Action" (Manning) was written by myself as a tutorial for novices that mixes fun with practicality. The book explains in depth (and in plain English) what makes JavaFX special and why it works the way it does, through a series of projects (my fav is the Enigma machine emulator!) It deliberately does not cover every single API class, just a broad representative sample -- the idea: compliment on-line docs, don't reprint them! The book is IDE agnostic, and tries to use free/open source tools when possible (eg: Inkscape rather than Adobe Illustrator).
TOC: http://www.jfxia.com/

Both books cover the latest JavaFX version (1.2) and both where written with the cooperation of Sun's JavaFX team members. Other books are available, but I'm not familiar with them -- hopefully other forum members will provide details.
Jiri Goddard
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Joined: Aug 21, 2007
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Simon Morris wrote:
pawan chopra wrote:Kindly suggests good book for JavaFX. I am a beginner to JavaFX.


I've hung back from answering this, as I'm the author of one of the JavaFX books currently available and I didn't think it would be fair for me to comment. However, as nobody else has volunteered an answer, I'll tell you about the two books I've experience of.

"Pro JavaFX Platform" (APress) is written by four highly respected members of the JavaFX community, including Stephen Chin who runs the JFXtras project (housing various extensions/alternatives to the standard JFX libraries). The book offers a comprehensive tutorial of JavaFX 1.2 plus the JFXtras project using Netbeans, through a series of small examples and a few larger projects. It is also designed to work well as a desktop API reference.
TOC: http://learnjavafx.typepad.com/weblog/2009/06/all-pro-javafx-early-access-ebook-chapters-have-been-updated-to-sdk-12.html

"JavaFX in Action" (Manning) was written by myself as a tutorial for novices that mixes fun with practicality. The book explains in depth (and in plain English) what makes JavaFX special and why it works the way it does, through a series of projects (my fav is the Enigma machine emulator!) It deliberately does not cover every single API class, just a broad representative sample -- the idea: compliment on-line docs, don't reprint them! The book is IDE agnostic, and tries to use free/open source tools when possible (eg: Inkscape rather than Adobe Illustrator).
TOC: http://www.jfxia.com/

Both books cover the latest JavaFX version (1.2) and both where written with the cooperation of Sun's JavaFX team members. Other books are available, but I'm not familiar with them -- hopefully other forum members will provide details.


Hello Simon,

I was positively surprised by the content of your book. I'm quite sad that the ripple effect demo didn't make it into the release though ;)

Thank you for your book, Jiri


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Simon Morris
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Jiri Goddard wrote:Hello Simon,

I was positively surprised by the content of your book. I'm quite sad that the ripple effect demo didn't make it into the release though ;)

Thank you for your book, Jiri


Glad you enjoyed the book, one of goals was to write something entertaining, surprising, and thought provoking, as well as just informative. As you know the ripple animations are in chapter 5, but as flat scene graph shapes. The demo on my web site that applies ripples to live video was a little bit too advanced for a chapter aimed at scene graph newbies

It's good to see there's a steady trickle of new JavaFX books being released onto the market. It shows developers are curious about JavaFX, and gives readers a wider choice.
pawan chopra
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Simon Morris wrote:
pawan chopra wrote:Kindly suggests good book for JavaFX. I am a beginner to JavaFX.



"JavaFX in Action" (Manning) was written by myself as a tutorial for novices that mixes fun with practicality. The book explains in depth (and in plain English) what makes JavaFX special and why it works the way it does, through a series of projects (my fav is the Enigma machine emulator!) It deliberately does not cover every single API class, just a broad representative sample -- the idea: compliment on-line docs, don't reprint them! The book is IDE agnostic, and tries to use free/open source tools when possible (eg: Inkscape rather than Adobe Illustrator).
TOC: http://www.jfxia.com/


I have asked one of my friend. He referred me the same. I am going to try this one .... trusting you Thanks!
Frank Frankss
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My greetings to all. Please i want to be a JavaFX programmer but i am still a VERY beginner. I have not read any JavaFX tutorial book at all but i really want to start reading and studying them now. Please i need a very good book for JavaFX that covers the latest version of JavaFX 2.2. Can anyone recommend any book that covers the latest version of JavaFX 2.2? Please I am a beginner. Even if there is any invaluable book for beginners that covers EVERYTHING a beginner needs to know in ANY version of JavaFX. Please any?
Darryl Burke
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Hello Frank, and welcome to the Ranch! Have you already learned Java? If yes, have you done any GUI programming in Java?


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Frank Frankss
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I have not but am about to but i would love to read a JavaFX book that covers version 2.2. Is there any?
Darryl Burke
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There's the official documentation, and for learning Java I would recommend The Java Tutorials on the Oracle site.
 
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