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Chet Haase, Romain Guy
This book is about building better, more effective and cooler desktop application using Java tools. Graphical effects, especially animated ones, can be overdone creating an application that would overload the senses. The authors show how to enrich the graphics and animate effectively.
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Alan McKean
Object technology pioneer Wirfs-Brock teams with expert McKean to present a thoroughly updated, modern, and proven method for the design of software. The book is packed with practical design techniques that enable the practitioner to get the job done.
Andrew S. Glassner
"The GRAPHICS GEMS Series" was started in 1990 by Andrew Glassner. The vision and purpose of the Series was - and still is - to provide tips, techniques, and algorithms for graphics programmers. All of the gems are written by programmers who work in the field and are motivated by a common desire to share interesting ideas and tools with their colleagues. Each volume provides a new set of innovative solutions to a variety of programming problems.
The NetBeans Platform is the world's only modular Swing application framework, used by very large organizations in mission-critical scenarios, such as at Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as well as in the financial sector and in the oil/gas industry. For these large customers in enterprises who are increasingly interested in Maven and OSGi, the book will have particular relevance. The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 is a thorough and authoritative introduction to the open-source NetBeans Platform, covering all its major APIs in detail, with relevant code examples used throughout. Provides a completely updated definitive guide to the NetBeans Platform, using the latest APIs, coding patterns, and methodologies. Focuses strongly on business features in an application, since Oracle's customers are particularly interested in business-related aspects. For example, how to use OSGi, how to add authentication/security, how to monetize from a modular application. The original German book on which this title is based was well received. The NetBeans Platform Community has put together this English translation, which covers the latest NetBeans Platform 7 APIs. With an introduction by known NetBeans Platform experts Jaroslav Tulach and Tim Boudreau, this is the most up-to-date book on this topic at the moment. All NetBeans Platform developers will gain something from this book, because several topics in the book have not been documented anywhere else. What you’ll learn How to get started using the NetBeans Platform with or without using NetBeans IDE. How to set up a modular application, using either Ant or Maven as a build system. How to get acquainted with all the NetBeans Platform's APIs. How to work with the Visual Library as a very popular and powerful widget library, covering all its features in detail. How to model an application in OSGi/EMF and using the model in an application on the NetBeans Platform. How to distribute a modular application, focusing on different strategies for monetizing from its modular architecture. Who this book is for The Definitive Guide to NetBeans™ Platform 7 is for large enterprises who are not interested in reinventing the wheel whenever they create a new applications, and open source communities who typically benefit from a modular architecture, because a plugin system (as provided by the NetBeans Platform) simplifies how contributions can be made to a project. Table of Contents Introduction Structure of the NetBeans Platform The NetBeans Module System The OSGi Framework Lookup Concept Actions Data and Files Tips and Tricks Menubar and Toolbar Window System Statusbar and Progressbar Nodes and Explorer Dialogs and Wizards Visual Library Tips and Tricks Help System Output Window Navigator Properties Options and Settings Palette Palette API Tasklist API Quick Search API Auto Update Services API Java DB Hibernate Java Persistence API MySQL and EclipseLink Web Services Java Beans (JEE) RESTful Web Services Authentication and Multi-User Login Internalization and Localization Branding and Packaging Update of a NetBeans Platform Application Maven and the NetBeans Platform Eclipse IDE and the NetBeans Platform From Eclipse to NetBeans IntelliJ IDEA and the NetBeans Platform NetBeans Swing GUI Builder Testing NetBeans Platform Applications Debugging with the NetBeans DIE MP3 Manager Appendix
JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example provides a quick start to programming the JavaFX 2.0 platform. JavaFX 2.0 provides a rich set of APIs for use in creating graphically exciting client applications written solely in Java. You get a large set of customizable components that can be skinned using CSS techniques that you already know from doing web development. The platform even includes a web rendering engine enabling you to mix HTML content into your applications. Hardware acceleration means that your applications are fast and snappy, taking full advantage of modern graphics processing support at the hardware level. JavaFX 2.0 opens the door to business applications that look good, are fun to use, that take advantage of the medium to present data of all types—text, audio, video, etc.—in ways that engage the user and lead to increased productivity. Getting started with JavaFX 2.0 is surprisingly easy. You already have the Java skills. Very likely you know enough of CSS to get by. All that’s left is to get a leg up on the API, and that’s where JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example can help. In this short book, author Carl Dea takes you through a series of engaging, fun-to-work examples that bring you up to speed with the major facets of the platform. Begin with the fundamentals of installing the software and creating a simple interface. Move in progressive steps through the process of developing a working dialog box for an application. Then let the fun begin as you explore images and animations, audio and video, and finally learn to embed JavaFX applications in a web page as well as embedding HTML5 content within an application. At the end of this book you’ll have a good grasp of what JavaFX is all about, and you’ll be ready to begin your journey towards mastery of the platform. Entirely example-based Focused on practical applications Full of working code for you to adapt and extend What you’ll learn Install JavaFX 2.0 and configure your environment Create applcations menus and dialog boxes Design forms for data entry Work with images and animations Embed audio and video into your applications Deploy JavaFX applications in a browser Who this book is for JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example is aimed at Java programmers wanting to learn the JavaFX 2.0 platform for designing graphic- and media-rich client applications for the enterprise. Readers should be familiar with Java, and preferably also with the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment. Table of Contents JavaFX Fundamentals Graphics with JavaFX Media with JavaFX JavaFX on the Web
James Weaver, Weiqi Gao, Stephen Chin, Dean Iverson, Johan Vos
In Pro JavaFX 2: A Definitive Guide to Rich Clients with Java Technology, Jim Weaver, Weiqi Gao, Stephen Chin, Dean Iverson, and Johan Vos show you how you can use the JavaFX platform to create rich-client Java applications. You'll see how JavaFX provides a powerful Java-based UI platform capable of handling large-scale data-driven business applications. Covering the JavaFX API, development tools, and best practices, this book provides code examples that explore the exciting new features provided with JavaFX 2. It contains engaging tutorials that cover virtually every facet of JavaFX development and reference materials on JavaFX that augment the JavaFX API documentation. Written in an engaging and friendly style, Pro JavaFX 2 is an essential guide to JavaFX 2. What you’ll learn How to get started with JavaFX 2, including downloading the SDK and available tools. How to express user interfaces with a declarative-style enabled by the JavaFX builder classes. How to use property binding to keep the UI easily in sync with the model. How to use the rich set of JavaFX UI controls, charts, shapes, effects, transformations, and animations to create stunning, responsive, user interfaces. How to use the powerful JavaFX layout classes to define the user interface in a cross-platform fashion. How to leverage the observable collection classes to observe changes in, and bind to, Java collections. How to use the JavaFX media classes to play audio and video. How to interact with external application services to create an enterprise application with JavaFX. How to use the JavaFX API with alternative languages such as Scala, Groovy, and Visage. How to uncover the JavaFX APIs to whatever degree you choose. The tutorials, reference materials, and pointers to resources are exhaustive. Who this book is for Application developers, graphic designers, and IT decision makers. Not only does this book contain comprehensive technical information for developers and designers, it builds a compelling case for choosing JavaFX for web applications and RIAs. Table of Contents Getting a Jump Start in JavaFX Creating a User Interface in JavaFX Properties and Bindings Dynamically Laying Out Nodes in the User Interface Using the JavaFX UI Controls Collections and Concurrency Creating Charts in JavaFX Using the Media Classes Accessing Web Services JavaFX Languages and Markup Appendix A: The Visage Language In-Depth
Design and Deploy High-Performance JavaFX Controls Deliver state-of-the-art applications with visually stunning UIs. Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls provides clear instructions, detailed examples, and ready-to-use code samples. Find out how to work with the latest JavaFX APIs, configure UI components, automatically generate FXML, build cutting-edge controls, and effectively apply CSS styling. Troubleshooting, tuning, and deployment are also covered in this Oracle Press guide. Understand the properties of JavaFX 8 controls and APIs Create custom controls, transformations, and layouts Work from JavaFX Scene Graph and Scene Builder Visualize data models using advanced control types Use ListView, TableView, and TreeView APIs Handle audio and video content using JavaFX media classes Maximize separation between UI and application logic using FXML Style controls and applications using CSS Extend functionality of Swing and SWT applications with JavaFX Code examples in the book are available for download.