This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Good question. JavaFX supports RESTful web services with class HttpRequest and parsing with pull parser classes for JSON and XML. Our book shows you how to use this technology (Chapter 9: Web Services) and ends with a cool animated carousel displaying photos from flickr. No need to dip down into Java for this.