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Hands on JavaFX - Scripting the Scene Graph

Please see here for a photo and directions: This presentation is a hands-on introduction to JavaFX, focusing primarily on using the JavaFX Script language to drive interactive graphics using the JavaFX scene graph. I'll start with a "Hello, world" program and build it up piece by piece until we have a complete application. At each step of the way, we'll see the code in NetBeans and run it so you can see the results immediately. I'll be covering the following features of the JavaFX platform: language and scene graph basics, sequences, functions, layout, UI controls, classes, calling Java, bind, bound functions, animation, and effects.
NEW LOCATION: This meetup will be held at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores.
Watching the Live Stream Online

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  • For the live video feed, please go to the SvJugFx page on my blog:

  • Stuart has posted an HTML version of his presentation here.

About the Presenter: Stuart Marks is a senior engineer on the JavaFX UI Controls team at Oracle (formerly Sun). He is veteran speaker at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld, and he has worked on JavaFX, Java, and JavaME for over ten years.

  • 6:00-6:45pm Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Oracle

  • 6:45-7:00pm Group introduction & announcements

  • 7:00-8:30pm Main Talk followed by Q&A

  • 8:30-9:00pm Raffle and additional networking time

Prizes and Sponsorship We also have some great prizes to give away, including:

  • An Oracle SPOT ($750 value)

  • An IntelliJ Ultimate Edition license ($249 value)

  • Technical books including Pro JavaFX Platform

  • Premium swag for everyone who walks in the door!

NEW: We also will have a raffle of electronic book coupons for online attendees, so please register if you plan on watching the stream! This event is brought to you with support from the following sponsors:

  • Oracle supports our meetup by providing a venue and prizes.

  • JFrog Artifactory supports our meetup membership and gives prizes.

  • provides free streaming of our videos.

  • Jetbrains gives out free IntelliJ licenses at our meetings.

  • Apress gives free books as prizes.

  • O'Reilly gives free books as prizes.

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  • John B.

    Perfect format - code, demo and interaction. Like paid training. To make it even better, have an intermediate session and invite another JavaFX expert around to answer questions

    April 15, 2010

  • Tom H.

    Very useful grounding in the basic use of JavaFX's Scene Graph and sequences. Eye-opening demonstration on JavaFX's code brevity.

    April 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent format. Excellent teacher!

    Although I was familiar with most of the discussed topics already, I found the additional "behind the scenes" discussions on JavaFX quite helpful. I would not hesitate to attend another one of Stuart's talks!

    A follow up to this hands-on would be nice actually. Diving in a little deeper in more advanced JavaFX key concepts and constructs perhaps?


    April 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the format! A very Hands On approach.

    April 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuart, you did a great job of packing most of the basic concepts of JavaFX into one little application. Good job!

    April 14, 2010

  • Dean I.

    Thanks again for all your effort in broadcasting this. It's a great service for the community!

    April 14, 2010

Our Sponsors

  • Oracle

    Provides the venue, refreshments, and contributes prizes.

  • Linode

    Provides hosting for JFXtras, the open-source JavaFX Toolkit

  • Ubivent

    Provides our JavaFX streaming event platform

  • JFrog

    JFrog supports our meetup membership and gives free prizes.

  • Devoxx

    Join us in Belgium for the 10 year anniversary!

  • provides free streaming of our videos.


    Discount for JUG members and prize giveaways.

  • JetBrains

    Gives away a copy of IntelliJ IDEA at our meetings.

  • Apress

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

  • O'Reilly

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

  • Manning

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

  • Pearson

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

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