Behind the Scenes – The Making of Pro JavaFX™ Platform

3 03 2009

Welcome to the exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into the making of the Pro JavaFX™ Platform book.

Jim Weaver, Weiqi Gao, Dean Iverson, and I have been slaving away at writing this book to bring it to the JavaFX community by JavaOne. I jokingly wrote in the book that most of the writing happens after midnight (we’ll see if it survives editing!), but it is true.  Writing a book while holding up a full-time day job is not easy.

Of course, there are perks as well. I convinced my wife to let me buy a second monster monitor.  It is hard to tell scale from the picture, but those are both 24″ widescreen displays, one upright so I can edit a whole page at a time.

Pro JavaFX Command Center

Pro JavaFX™ Command Center

I just finished writing the chapter on “Extending JavaFX with Third-Party Libraries”. Weighing in at 80 pages, it is the most complete and in-depth look at the JavaFX community outside of Sun, including detailed information on building real applications with JFXtras and WidgetFX.

If you are interested in getting a sneak peek, the first seven chapters (including the one I mentioned) are already available on the Apress Alpha website here:

http://apress.com/book/view/1430218754

The content won’t get any fresher than this, so jump on and help us make this the best JavaFX book available in the world!

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11 03 2009
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Congratulations!! I will get your book when publish completely.

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