JavaFX Book Coming to a Theatre Near You
By Jim Connors-Oracle on Feb 17, 2009
Despite the considerable attention JavaFX has garnered, publications (i.e. books) that discuss JavaFX in any detail are few and far between, and anything that has been published, as good as it may have been, is unfortunately hopelessly out of date. The reality is that up until recently, the JavaFX platform has been a moving target. With the advent of JavaFX 1.1 however, the platform has stabilized to the point where you should begin to see legitimate books appearing on the subject.
Jim Clarke, Eric Bruno and I have been working steadfastly on a book entitled JavaFX: Developing Rich Internet Applications, which should be among the first -- if not the first -- of these new books. From our standpoint the content is nearly finished. What remains is the editing and publication process which takes a few additional months to complete. Plans call for this book to be available in time for the JavaOne 2009 Conference, if not earlier.
We also plan on making rough cuts of certain chapters available on Safari. As soon as these are ready, we'll let you know. Finally, check out our website, jfxbook.com, dedicated to the book. There you will find additional resources that accompany the book, including sample code and applications. One such application is a JavaFX version of the popular Sudoku game, pictured below.
Visit jfxbook.com and give it a try.