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Disclaimer: some do consider this a war like emacs/vim. I don't. I'll quote you on this: "I'm looking for something that allows students to get up and running relatively quickly and easily with something small yet meaningful". From this: JavaFX. Along with IntelliJ, and Scene Builder, students can build a GUI very, very quickly. The FXML file which "...


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I'm going to suggest that you don't use either Swing or JavaFX for an AP CS course. Instead, I'm going to suggest that you use Princeton's Standard Draw library. It does a great job of abstracting all of the ugly canvas and window setup that traditionally comes along with Swing or JavaFX. I have leveraged their library for multiple projects throughout the ...


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Like everything else in programming, it's a mix of tradeoffs: Benefits of Swing: There are a metric ton of tutorials and examples on the web. It still has a very active community here on Stack Overflow. Downsides of Swing: It's old, and it looks old. It's not being actively developed anymore. (But it's not deprecated either.) Benefits of JavaFX: It's new(er)...


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