Essential Skills - Made Easy. This title helps you create immersive, interactive environments for any platform. "JavaFX: A Beginner's Guide" starts by explaining the technology behind JavaFX and quickly moves on to installing the JavaFX development environment and tools, including the JavaFX SDK, the Java SE JDK, and NetBeans. Then, you'll learn how to develop desktop, browser, and mobile applications with ease. This book covers effects and transformations, animation, events, and Swing components. Techniques for creating custom modes, embedding video and music, using JavaFX layouts, and styling with CSS are also discussed. Get started using JavaFX right away with help from this fast-paced tutorial. Designed for Easy Learning: Key Skills & Concepts - Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter; Ask the Expert - Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips; Try This - Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills; Notes - Extra information related to the topic being covered; Tips - Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things; and, Annotated Syntax - Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated.