In August and September 2007, the Sun Developer Network staff started a Learning Curve Journal, a series designed to help users get started with the JavaFX Script programming language (shortened to JavaFX Script hereafter). A number of significant advances have been made to the language since then. Perhaps most important is the availability of a compiler-based version of JavaFX Script, which replaces the earlier interpreter-based version of the language. The Learning Curve Journal described the use of the interpreter-based version of the language. The Learning Curve Journal has been updated to show you how to use the compiler-based version of the language. Other changes have been made to make the articles current.
Part 1: Exploring JavaFX Script gets you started with a simple JavaFX program, that is, a simple program written in the JavaFX Script language. You'll learn how to set up your environment for programming in JavaFX Script and how to build and run a JavaFX program.
Part 2: Declarative User Interfaces focuses on the declarative style of coding enabled by JavaFX Script. You'll see how this style can make the code for a graphical application simpler and more intuitive.
Part 3: JavaFX Script Functions shows you how to use JavaFX Script functions to implement actions in a Java FX program.
Part 4: Accessing a Web Service demonstrates how to use JavaFX Script to access a web service. In doing that, it also shows how easy it is to access Java technology classes, such as Swing classes, from JavaFX Script.