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JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform by Gail Anderson, Paul Anderson

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1. A Tour of the NetBeans Platform

Welcome to JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform.

Swing and JavaFX both have sophisticated component libraries for creating rich client applications. While Swing is stable and well-entrenched, the newer JavaFX API offers an improved rich media solution. However, both libraries lack a framework. That is, both lack an out-of-the-box solution with a window management system and modular framework that sophisticated desktop applications require.

This chapter is a big picture description of what the NetBeans Platform offers application developers and an executive summary of what you can expect to learn in the rest of the book. We also show you how JavaFX fits into the world of modular desktop application ...

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