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Henry Wong
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This week, we're delighted to have Gail Anderson & Paul Anderson helping to answer questions about the new book Essential JavaFX .

The promotion starts Tuesday, July 7th 2009 and will end on Friday, July 10th 2009.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Prentice Hall.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.


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Devaka Cooray
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Welcome Gail Anderson, and Paul Anderson again


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Welcome Gail & Paul Anderson!

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Welcome Gail and Paul.
Nice to have you here.


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Ninad Kulkarni
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Welcome Gail and Paul


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gaurav nandal
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Welcome Gail And Paul.........
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Aniruddh Joshi
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hi Gail!
hi Paul !


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Welcome authors, Gail Anderson & Paul Anderson !!!


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Maneesh Godbole
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Muhammad,
Looks like you missed out on this part of Henry's welcome post.
Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.


You might want to consider starting a new thread for your question. Best of luck
Paul O'Donnell
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Joined: May 20, 2009
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Hi Gail and Paul,

If you are the Gail and Paul Anderson which wrote The UNIX C SHELL FIELD GUIDE, I just want to thank you. It is the best piece of Unix documentation I have ever read. I bought it in the 80's, and I still use it today.

Paul O'Donnell
Gail Anderson
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Thanks everyone for the kind greetings! (Yes, we are the same authors who wrote the Unix C Shell Field Guide. Thanks, Paul!)
hitesh gupta
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Hi Gail and Paul..........


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John Gillson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2009
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Hi, welcome Gail and Paul... I just started using JavaFX in a summer school course I'm taking for my MS in Software Engineering
Michael Craghead
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Joined: Mar 12, 2006
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I ordered my copy of Essential JavaFX the other day when I heard about it. I can hardly wait to get it.

Michael K. Craghead


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Gail Anderson
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Hi Michael - that's awesome!

Hi John (MS software engineering student) - I had numerous discussions with other engineers and book authors about the great match with using JavaFX in the software engineering student environment. I think JavaFX is an excellent fit because it's not that hard to build applications that are interesting/fun. It is a full-fledged language with a type system (and type inference) and supports object oriented programming. You can use it for games, web services, or desktop/database applications. I'm interested in seeing how it works in your summer course.

Our son wrote the Banker game Launch Banker. His prior software experience was MatLab and little bit of HTML. That says a lot about the ease of learning and creating JavaFX applications.

Gail
Himalay Majumdar
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Hi Gail and Paul..Welcome to JRanch

I know some java gurus suggesting novices to code some swing application which might take away the coding horror, instead it will make it interesting.
Though I dunno anything about JavaFX, I think it would be an excellent place to start even for novices.

Its good to know that we can even use it for Web Services.

By the way..are you guys teaching advance ways to use the technology...or telling us the must know things in JavaFX...I think its both..


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Himalay Majumdar
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Also..I must say..The book cover is toooo good
 
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