Other Available Tools (Getting a Jump Start in JavaFX)

There are other tools available for developing JavaFX applications. For example, there is a JavaFX plug-in being developed by Tom Schindl for the Eclipse IDE, but at the time of this writing it isn’t as mature as the NetBeans plugin. The URL for the Eclipse plugin is listed in the Resources section.

Now that you have the tools installed, we show you how to create a simple JavaFX program, and then we walk through it in detail. The first program that we’ve chosen for you is called "Hello Earthrise," which demonstrates more features than the typical beginning "Hello World" program.

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