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Miquel Matas

Joined: Jul 08, 2014
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Could I learn JavaFX from scratch or do I need previous Java programming language knowledge?

Which is the JavaFX learning path?


PS. Congrats for your new book!
John Damien Smith
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Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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Learn basic Java and basic programming first, you don't need to know everything about Java APIs, but you need to be pretty fluent with the basic concepts and syntax.
  • Follow the Java Tutorial "Trails covering the basics".
  • Pick up any of the many highly rated programming and Java books such as Core Java.
  • Ignore any of the Swing tutorials in any of those courses so you don't confuse yourself - there is absolutely no need to learn Swing to learn JavaFX - they are completely seperate toolkits.

  • Then learn JavaFX:
  • Follow the Oracle JavaFX tutorials.
  • Study an up to date book on JavaFX JavaFX 8 by Example (make sure it is the JavaFX 8 version).
  • Also checkout Hendrik's book :-) "Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls".
    I agree. Here's the link:
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