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1.0 out of 5 stars Terribly out of date., December 15, 2008
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This review is from: JavaFX Script: Dynamic Java Scripting for Rich Internet/Client-side Applications (FirstPress) (Paperback)
I bought this book because it was the the only thing available for JavaFX at the time. I tried to work through some of the examples, but was disappointed to find out the even the HelloWorld program would not compile. After going a bit deeper, I realized that major keywords have changed, and entire packages have been moved or rewritten or dropped since the book was written. The book also moves very quickly into a fairly complex example program that takes several chapters to complete, and translating between the old syntax and the new syntax doesn't look very easy. Don't get me wrong - this was a well written book at the time. However, due to the number of changes in the JavaFX language, it is at best useless and at worst misleading.

I am a person who likes to learn a new technology by reading a good book, where someone has taken the time to distill the essentials into as compact a form as possible. I can tell you after reading through this book, either wait for the next edition or for one of the other pending books that is based on the 1.0 release of the language. You will find that you are much better off trying to work this technology out from the more correct information that is published on the internet rather than from this book.
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