Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

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Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

Postby Technical Ben » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:27 pm UTC

I'm learning a little coding in Java. To start me off, and give me some idea of how things work with object based programming. I've downloaded a IDE and Netbeans.
However, it's got a few flavours. The two main ones are SE (standard edition?) and FX.
[edit, Google foo saved me there, should have done that first.]

Ok, so to change the topic. IS JavaFX really that bad to code in? If I just want something to get me started, and interested in programming, will it be that different from regular Java?
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Re: Classic Java or FX? What's the difference?

Postby masher » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:30 pm UTC

JavaFX
Build rich internet applications (RIAs) with the JavaFX family of products. It includes the tools and platform SDK for developers, web developers, and designers to create dynamic applications for the next generation of web delivered content. Learn more about JavaFX technology and how you can build applications for desktop, mobile devices, and TV screens here.


Java SE
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as today's demanding Embedded and Real-Time environments.


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As a beginner, you'd probably want SE (unless you want to go straight into web development...)

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Re: Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

Postby Technical Ben » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:50 pm UTC

Ok. Starting with SE. I'll still have a gander at FX as I want to use gui and learn how to get graphics up and running.
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Re: Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

Postby lulzfish » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:30 pm UTC

Technical Ben wrote:Ok. Starting with SE. I'll still have a gander at FX as I want to use gui and learn how to get graphics up and running.

SE has GUI and graphics in it, too, with Swing.
I honestly don't know what FX is. I thought it died.

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Re: Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

Postby headprogrammingczar » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:59 pm UTC

The only two flavors of Java I have ever seen used are SE for client-side apps, and EE for servers.
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Re: Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

Postby spudtheimpaler » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:43 pm UTC

Long story short, JavaFX was intended as a form of flash type rich internet app development, that tied in tightly with JavaSE. It never picked up speed because it used a very different language syntax to Java and many didn't think it could compete with Adobe Air and MS Silverlight enough to warrant learning the new syntax. I have had a play and it's ok, but for starting out certainly just stick to JavaSE.
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Re: Classic Java or FX? Any advice?

Postby Technical Ben » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:54 pm UTC

KK. I installed it but clicked the "SE" button on Netbeans, so am safe. :)
Guess they should have just tagged it on to SE. :shrug:

I'll have to look into HTML5 or C++ for my next "bells and whistles" language then.
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