Just a note of appreciation to the JavaFX community in Japan for creating the JavaFX Advent Calendar, which is a series of JavaFX articles leading up to Christmas 2012. Not only did they create the articles, many of the authors translated their articles in English to share with people like me that don't currently read Japanese. There is a table in the JavaFX Advent Calendar page that has links to all of the articles that were translated to English.
Some of the articles also have JavaFX sample applications, like the sample e-book reader by a developer whose Twitter name is @tarchan:
Here's an article and game app by a developer whose Twitter name is @Fukai_yas that demonstrates why the Earth wasn't destroyed as the Mayan calendar predicted (^_^)
Please take a look at this series of articles, and join me in thanking these authors and developers for their work!
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,