The article The Enterprise Side of JavaFX describes access to backend Java EE services from a Java FX application. Maven 3 build, data binding, separation of responsibilities and asynchronous communication with RESTful services are discussed as well.
The LightView application described in the article is a real time GlassFish monitoring client--the visual part of the open source (apache licensed) project http://lightfish.adam-bien.com.
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