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Publisher Comments:

Jumpin' Java! The bestselling Java beginner's book is now fully updated for Java 7!

Java, the object-oriented programming language that works on almost any computer, is what powers many of those cool multimedia applications. Thousands have learned Java programming from previous editions of this book — now it's your turn! Whether you're new to programming or already know a little Visual Basic or C++, you'll be doing Java in a jiffy.

  • The Java scoop — get an overview of Java, the enhancements in Java 7, and the software tools you need

  • Building blocks — learn to work with Java classes and methods and add comments

  • Get loopy — understand the value of variables and learn to control program flow with loops or decision-making statements

  • Class it up — explore classes and objects, constructors, and subclasses, and see how to reuse your code

  • A click ahead — experiment with variables and methods, use arrays and collections to juggle values, and create programs that respond to mouse clicks

Open the book and find:

  • Definitions of the many terms you'll encounter

  • The grammar of Java

  • How to save time by reusing code

  • All about if, for, switch, and while statements

  • An overview of object-oriented programming

  • Hints about handling exceptions

  • How to write Java applets

  • Ten ways to avoid mistakes

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/javafordummies5e for lots of code samples that you can use in your Java programs

Learn to:

  • Combine several smaller programs to create a bigger program

  • Work with new libraries, closure, parallel frameworks, and other new features

  • Create basic Java objects and reuse code

  • Handle exceptions and events

Synopsis:

The top-selling beginning Java book is now fully updated for Java 7!

Java is the platform-independent, object-oriented programming language used for developing web and mobile applications. The revised version offers new functionality and features that have programmers excited, and this popular guide covers them all. This book helps programmers create basic Java objects and learn when they can reuse existing code. It's just what inexperienced Java developers need to get going quickly with Java 2 Standard Edition 7.0 (J2SE 7.0) and Java Development Kit 7.0 (JDK 7).

  • Explores how the new version of Java offers more robust functionality and new features such as closures to keep Java competitive with more syntax-friendly languages like Python and Ruby
  • Covers object-oriented programming basics with Java, code reuse, the essentials of creating a Java program using the new JDK 7, creating basic Java objects, and new Eclipse features
  • A companion web site offers all code from the book and bonus chapters

Written by a Java trainer, Java For Dummies, 5th Edition will enable even novice programmers to start creating Java applications quickly and easily.

Synopsis:

Here's the top-selling beginning Java book, fully updated for Java 7

  • Previous editions have sold over 175,000 copies; this version is just what inexperienced Java developers need to get going quickly with Java 2 Standard Edition 7.0 (J2SE 7.0) and Java Development Kit 7.0 (JDK 7)
  • The newest version of Java has been beefed up with more robust functionality for multimedia and new programming features such as closures to keep Java competitive with more syntax-friendly languages like Python and Ruby
  • Covers object-oriented programming basics with Java, code reuse, the essentials of creating a Java program using the new JDK 7, creating basic Java objects, and new Eclipse features
  • CD-ROM includes JCreator, all code in the book, and sample apps; companion Web site offers bonus chapters

Barry Burd (Madison, NJ) is a computer science professor at Drew University where he has been named to Drew's "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students" five times. He writes frequently for several publications including JavaBoutique.com and BZ Media's Eclipse Review magazine.

About the Author

Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Drew University. He frequently contributes to various online technology resources, including JavaBoutique.com, and is the author of Ruby On Rails For Dummies and the previous edition of this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 1: All about Java

Chapter 2: All about Software

Chapter 3: Using the Basic Building Blocks

Part II: Writing Your Own Java Programs

Chapter 4: Making the Most of Variables and Their Values

Chapter 5: Controlling Program Flow with Decision-Making Statements

Chapter 6: Controlling Program Flow with Loops

Part III: Working with the Big Picture: Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 7: Thinking in Terms of Classes and Objects

Chapter 8: Saving Time and Money: Reusing Existing Code

Chapter 9: Constructing New Objects

Part IV: Savvy Java Techniques

Chapter 10: Putting Variables and Methods Where They Belong

Chapter 11: Using Arrays and Collections to Juggle Values

Chapter 12: Looking Good When Things Take Unexpected Turns

Chapter 13: Sharing Names among the Parts of a Java Program

Chapter 14: Responding to Keystrokes and Mouse Clicks

Chapter 15: Writing Java Applets

Chapter 16: Using Java Database Connectivity

Part V: The Part of Tens

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Avoid Mistakes

Chapter 18: Ten Websites for Java

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470371732
Author:
Burd, Barry
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Burd
Subject:
Programming Languages - Java
Subject:
java programming
Subject:
Java 7. Java 7.0
Subject:
Multimedia
Subject:
Object-oriented programming
Subject:
Java objects
Subject:
JCreator
Subject:
Eclipse
Subject:
JDK 7
Subject:
J2SE 7.0
Subject:
Barry Burd
Subject:
oo programming
Subject:
Software architecture
Subject:
Java, Java programming, Java 7, Java 7.0, multimedia programming, object-oriented programming, Java objects, JCreator, Eclipse, JDK 7, J2SE 7.0, Barry Burd, books on Java, learn Java programming, object programming
Subject:
Object Technologies - Java
Subject:
Computer Languages-Java
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
May 2009
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
233.7 x 188 x 23.4 mm 22.08 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The top-selling beginning Java book is now fully updated for Java 7!

Java is the platform-independent, object-oriented programming language used for developing web and mobile applications. The revised version offers new functionality and features that have programmers excited, and this popular guide covers them all. This book helps programmers create basic Java objects and learn when they can reuse existing code. It's just what inexperienced Java developers need to get going quickly with Java 2 Standard Edition 7.0 (J2SE 7.0) and Java Development Kit 7.0 (JDK 7).

  • Explores how the new version of Java offers more robust functionality and new features such as closures to keep Java competitive with more syntax-friendly languages like Python and Ruby
  • Covers object-oriented programming basics with Java, code reuse, the essentials of creating a Java program using the new JDK 7, creating basic Java objects, and new Eclipse features
  • A companion web site offers all code from the book and bonus chapters

Written by a Java trainer, Java For Dummies, 5th Edition will enable even novice programmers to start creating Java applications quickly and easily.

"Synopsis" by , Here's the top-selling beginning Java book, fully updated for Java 7

  • Previous editions have sold over 175,000 copies; this version is just what inexperienced Java developers need to get going quickly with Java 2 Standard Edition 7.0 (J2SE 7.0) and Java Development Kit 7.0 (JDK 7)
  • The newest version of Java has been beefed up with more robust functionality for multimedia and new programming features such as closures to keep Java competitive with more syntax-friendly languages like Python and Ruby
  • Covers object-oriented programming basics with Java, code reuse, the essentials of creating a Java program using the new JDK 7, creating basic Java objects, and new Eclipse features
  • CD-ROM includes JCreator, all code in the book, and sample apps; companion Web site offers bonus chapters

Barry Burd (Madison, NJ) is a computer science professor at Drew University where he has been named to Drew's "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students" five times. He writes frequently for several publications including JavaBoutique.com and BZ Media's Eclipse Review magazine.

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