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JavaFX in Action by Simon Morris

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Appendix C. Not familiar with Java?

This appendix is a collection of brief introductory texts that back up the material in the language tutorial chapters and elsewhere. Many of this book’s readers will have arrived at JavaFX from Java, but not all of you. JavaFX is deliberately designed to have a broad appeal beyond just the regular Java desktop programmers. The problem was this: how to supply the necessary background knowledge about the Java platform to the latter, without boring the former. This appendix is the solution.

Each section in this appendix deals in detail with those nuanced workings of the Java platform that apply to JavaFX, as well as other associated background material.

C.1. Static types versus dynamic types

Although JavaFX ...

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