JavaFX is a Java toolkit for creating visually pleasing apps. Java is a computer programming language that is used to write apps for most any Operating System (OS) that you can think of. That includes Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, Red Hat, Solaris, AIX, FreeBSD, and many others that exist in the wild. JavaFX handles the windows, buttons, pictures, and graphics for those Java apps.
Never written a JavaFX or even a Java program before? Then, this is a good first app. All it does is create a window that shows the message, “Hello World!”
If you’ve been browsing around the standard Javadocs for the Java API’s looking for JavaFX Javadocs, then you’re probably frustrated. Where are those JavaFX Javadocs? JavaFX like any Java API has its own set of Javadocs.
This is the location of the JavaFX 8 Javadocs. JavaFX 8 is large enough that it was deserving of its own Javadoc site.