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Hi Gail and Paul,
Very nice to sponsor an offer for your book.
Recently heard a lot about Java FX!

1. What does your book cover to normal Java, Javascript developers?
2. Do you have any application code in your book?
3. What are the commercial projects going on Java FX?
4. What is the life expectancy of this technology?
5. How its different from AJAX?

 
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Hi Palla-

I will try to address your questions:

1. Our book does not assume you know Java or JavaScript. However, if you know Java, many things about JavaFX will feel familiar (import statements, packages, program statements). At the same time, JavaFX is a new language. It's different from Java in that it is declarative, making code more readable and more concise. Functions are first class objects (you can have function variables) and the binding mechanism is very powerful. If you are a JavaScript programmer, you will love the static type system. Compared to JavaScript, it saves you hours and hours.

2. Yes, we have many application examples in the book.

3. One of the biggest commercial projects going on right now is the App Store at Sun Microsystems. The GUI is written in JavaFX and they are using graphic designers who interface with the engineers. This is exactly what JavaFX was designed to do.

4. JavaFX isn't going away. It's here to stay. (My opinion, of course.)

5. JavaFX gives you an architecture. You can create classic MVC applications. JavaFX is object oriented. Ajax is hacked into JavaScript. JavaScript libraries make coding in Ajax easier. With JavaFX you also have access to the entire Java API seamlessly. That is quite powerful.
 
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Hi Gail,
Can you please give us some idea of using Java API in JavaFX code, mainly the limitations of using Java APIs in it?

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