Learning Curve Journal, Part 1: Exploring JavaFX Script
Source: Sun Microsystems
JavaFX Script is a new scripting language that developers can use to create dynamic graphical content. On the desktop, the language provides libraries to help the developer use the Swing User Interface (UI) toolkit and Java 2D APIs conveniently. It doesn't replace either Swing or Java 2D; the goal is to make those APIs more accessible to rich content developers. In other environments, such as mobile systems, JavaFX Script makes use of user interface technologies other than Swing. JavaFX Script enables the developer to write visually rich applications that run across platforms and operating environments. The language provides both declarative and procedural syntax. The developer can declaratively create a rich user interface, and then can add event-handling routines and operations.