Getting Started with JavaFX and WidgetFX
WidgetFX is an open-source framework that is built on Sun's new JavaFX RIA platform and allows you to deploy your applications as desktop widgets. It ships with several configurable, skinnable widgets and has a growing repository of user-created widgets, from performance monitors to streaming video. <p> This session is aimed at Java developers who want to learn the basics of how to write JavaFX applications that also can be deployed as desktop widgets. <p> In this session you will learn how to: <ul> <li>Code a simple, interactive JavaFX application <li>Easily convert JavaFX applications to desktop widgets <li>Reuse existing JavaFX and Java technology-based APIs <li>Develop signed widgets with access to system resources <li>Communicate with enterprise Web services from the desktop, using JavaFX technology <li>Hook into existing APIs to do cool things such as interact with hardware, use 3-D, and embed Flash <li>Build widgets that can also be deployed on mobile devices </ul> <p> Come join Pro JavaFX author and hacker Stephen Chin and WidgetFX coauthor Keith Combs for an interactive tour through the latest in Java RIA technologies.
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