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Best Books To Help You Learn JavaFX

In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Javafx books and tutorials can help fill your brain this May and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.

1. Pro JavaFX 9 (2017)

Use the JavaFX platform to create rich-client Java applications and discover how you can use this powerful Java-based UI platform, which is capable of handling large-scale data-driven business applications for PC as well as mobile and embedded devices. The expert authors cover the new more modular JavaFX 9 APIs, development tools, and best practices and provide code examples that explore the exciting new features provided with JavaFX 9, part of Oracle’s new Java 9 release. Pro JavaFX 9: A Definitive Guide to Building Desktop, Mobile, and Embedded Java Clients…
Author(s): Johan Vos, Stephen Chin

2. JavaFX For Dummies (2014)

JavaFX For Dummies gives you access to an innovative software platform that allows you to create and deliver rich Internet applications that can run across a wide variety of connected devices. This accessible book highlights the most important features of this powerful graphics platform, giving you the tools to understand it quickly and easily! No experience with JavaFX? No problem. JavaFX For Dummies has been written especially for newbies and it also serves as a great reference resource for more experienced Java developers.
Author(s): Doug Lowe

3. Introducing JavaFX 8 Programming (Oracle Press) (2015)

Learn the Fundamentals of JavaFX 8 from Programming Guru Herb Schildt.Introducing JavaFX 8 Programming provides a fast-paced, practical introduction to JavaFX, Java’s next-generation GUI programming framework. In this easy-to-read guide, best-selling author Herb Schildt presents the key topics and concepts you’ll need to start developing modern, dynamic JavaFX GUI applications. The book begins with the fundamentals, including the general form of a JavaFX program.
Author(s): Herbert Schildt

4. Learn JavaFX 8: Building User Experience and Interfaces with Java 8 (2015)

Learn JavaFX 8 shows you how to start developing rich-client desktop applications using your Java skills and provides comprehensive coverage of JavaFX 8’s features. Each chapter starts with an introduction to the topic at hand, followed by a step-by-step discussion of the topic with small snippets of code. The book contains numerous figures aiding readers in visualizing the GUI that is built at every step in the discussion.The book starts with an introduction to JavaFX and its history. It lists the system requirements and the steps to start developing JavaFX…
Author(s): Kishori Sharan

5. JavaFX 9 by Example (2017)

Create media-rich client applications using JavaFX 9 and the Java 9 platform. Learn to create GUI-based applications for mobile devices, desktop PCs, and even the web. Incorporate media such as audio and video into your applications. Interface with hardware devices such as Arduino and Leap Motion. Respond to gesture control through devices such as the Leap Motion Controller. Take advantage of the new HTTP2 API to make RESTful web requests and WebSockets calls.New to this edition are examples of creating stylized text and loading custom fonts, guidance for working…
Author(s): Carl Dea, Gerrit Grunwald

6. JavaFX Essentials (2015)

Create amazing Java GUI applications with this hands-on, fast-paced guide. If you are a Java developer, an experienced Java Swing, Flash/Flex, SWT, or web developer looking to take your client-side applications to the next level, this book is for you.JavaFX is a software platform to create and deliver rich Internet applications (RIAs) that can run across a wide variety of devices.JavaFX Essentials will help you to design and build high performance JavaFX 8-based applications that run on a variety of devices.
Author(s): Mohamed Taman

7. Pro Java 9 Games Development (2017)

Use Java 9 and JavaFX 9 to write 3D games for the latest consumer electronics devices. Written by open source gaming expert Wallace Jackson, this book uses Java 9 and NetBeans 9 to add leading-edge features, such as 3D, textures, animation, digital audio, and digital image compositing to your games.Along the way you’ll learn about game design, including game design concepts, genres, engines, and UI design techniques. To completely master Java 3D game creation, you will combine this knowledge with a number of JavaFX 9 topics, such as scene graph hierarchy…
Author(s): Wallace Jackson

8. JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example (2014)

JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example shows you how to use your existing Java skills to create graphically exciting client applications with the JavaFX 8 platform. The book is a new and much improved edition of JavaFX 2.0: Introduction by Example, taking you through a series of engaging, fun-to-work examples that bring you up to speed on the major facets of the platform. It will help you to create applications that look good, are fun to use, and that take advantage of the medium to present data of all types…
Author(s): Carl Dea, Mark Heckler

9. Java: The Complete Reference, Tenth Edition (2017)

Fully updated for Java SE 9, Java: The Complete Reference, Tenth Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You’ll also find information on key portions of the Java API library, such as I/O, the Collections Framework, the stream library, and the concurrency utilities. Swing, JavaFX, JavaBeans, and servlets …
Author(s): Herbert Schildt

10. JavaFX Developer’s Guide (2010)

The JavaFX platform makes it possible to write applications that can be deployed across devices ranging from cell phones to desktops, with little or no change required. JavaFX applications are written using JavaFX Script, a new and easy-to-use scripting language. Kim Topley’s JavaFX™ Developer’s Guide thoroughly covers the JavaFX language and its core libraries and shows you step by step how to develop and deliver JavaFX applications for the desktop and for mobile devices. Topley highlights critical topics that other books gloss over…
Author(s): Kim Topley

11. Practicing Recursion with JavaFX (2018)

Educators and students consider recursion one of the most difficult topics in introductory programming courses. The limited number of recursive examples in the regular textbooks is not sufficient for most students. This text is designed to help students in CS I or CS II courses to practice writing recursive code in JavaFX. It may be helpful for instructors teaching those courses, as well. For them it can serve as a poll of test examples, or as a base to create projects that include variations…
Author(s): Irena Pevac

12. JavaFX Rich Client Programming (2014)

JavaFX is a state-of-the-art graphics toolkit that is now built into Java and can be easily integrated with the NetBeans Platform. With JavaFX, you can create advanced user interfaces, manipulate media, generate graphical effects and animations, and much more. The NetBeans Platform provides a framework for building robust, modular applications with long life expectancies. Together, JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform provide the basis for creating visually appealing, industrial-strength applications.
Author(s): Paul Anderson, Gail Anderson

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Best Books to Help You Learn JavaFX

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some Javafx books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Definitive Guide to Modern Java Clients with JavaFX - Cross-Platform Mobile and Cloud Development

Author(s): Stephen Chin, Johan Vos, James Weaver
ID: 2437320, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2020, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Java in Two Semesters Featuring JavaFX

Author(s): Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
ID: 2308550, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 42 Mb, Format: pdf

Java in Two Semesters: Featuring JavaFX

Author(s): Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
ID: 2325724, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 50 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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