From 0 to 1: JavaFX and Swing for Awesome Java UIs [Video]

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  • A news curation app to summarise newspaper articles into a concise email snippet.
  • Animated GIF generation, using Java Image libraries as well multi-threading support.
  • A fully fledged Media Player to play MP3 and MP4 files; complex wiring up of UI elements to make sure the little details (volume control, position sliders) work right.
  • 2D Animations to rival those available in Powerpoint and other presentation software.
  • 3D Animations including moving cameras, rotation and transition of 3D shapes.
  • Bubble Charts and Tables to represent revenue, market valuation, and growth of a set of companies a business app as good as Excel.
  • JavaScript and CSS examples that show how these incredibly powerful tools can be used inside a Java UI app.
  • SceneBuilder and FXML support, so that design and implementation can be divided up between designers and software engineers"

This course is a definitive guide to JavaFX where every important part of the framework is covered in great detail, with sophisticated examples and context. The course is a comprehensive guide to Swing: you will be able to build sophisticated, clean Swing apps, and employ every important technique. The course is intensely practical, packed with dozens of examples and hundreds of lines of included source code. The course is also quirky. The examples are irreverent. Lots of little touches: repetition, zooming out so you remember the big picture, active learning with plenty of quizzes. There’s also a peppy soundtrack, and art - all shown by studies to improve cognition and recall.

Style and Approach

A definitive guide to JavaFX, and a comprehensive guide to Swing are packed into this intensely practical, quirky guide to building awesome UIs in Java.

  • JavaFX: JavaFX as the evolutionary successor of Swing; JavaScript and CSS support; FXML and SceneBuilder; how FXML and Dependency Injection work; zippy synching with Properties and Bindings; 3D Animations; 2D Animations (Transitions and Timelines); Charting - for the first time in Java; Media support, and building a real Media Player; Image handling and animated GIF construction; multi-threading in JavaFX; plus all the standard stuff: menus, trees, browser controls;
  • Swing: Framework basics; JFrames, JPanels and JComponents; Menus and menu handling; Trees and their nuances; File choosers, buttons, browser controls
  • Design: The MVC Paradigm, Observer and Command Design Patterns; Dependency Injection via FXML
  • Programming Drills (code-alongs, with source code included)
Course Length 10 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781789132496
Date Of Publication 20 Mar 2018



Loonycorn is Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between them, they have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad, and have spent years working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore. Janani spent 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford and also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft. Vitthal also worked at Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too. They think they might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why they are so excited to be here. They hope you will try their offerings, and you'll like them.