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Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Learn Java programming the easy way and make your computer do your bidding

If you want to start writing computer programs, you've come to the right book. Here's a straightforward approach to learning Java, the object-oriented programming language that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Even if you've never written a line of code, this friendly guide will have you ordering your computer about in no time!

  • Start here — if you're a complete novice, discover what programming is all about and prepare your computer for writing and testing programs

  • Building blocks — learn the elements of a Java program, how to represent data, and how to get new values from existing ones

  • Go with the flow — take your programs to the next level and deal with larger amounts of information

  • One bite at a time — see how to solve more complex programming problems by using program units and ready-made code

  • Go graphical — discover how to program windows, buttons, and other graphical items

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/beginningprogrammingwithjavafd to find all the code samples used in this book, updated for Java 7.

Open the book and find:

  • Why Java is such a cool language

  • When to use variables, values, and types

  • What you need to know about keywords, identifiers, and literals

  • How to create loops within loops

  • Why you need Eclipse

  • How to flick a virtual switch

  • Tips on using Boolean variables

  • What you can do with arrays

Synopsis:

One of the most popular beginning programming books, now fully updated

Java is a popular language for beginning programmers, and earlier editions of this fun and friendly guide have helped thousands get started. Now fully revised to cover recent updates for Java 7.0, Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition is certain to put more first-time programmers and Java beginners on the road to Java mastery.

  • Explores what goes into creating a program, putting the pieces together, dealing with standard programming challenges, debugging, and making the program work
  • Offers new options for tools and techniques used in Java development
  • Provides valuable information and examples for the would-be programmer with no Java experience
  • All examples are updated to reflect the latest changes in Java 7.0

Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers an easy-to-understand introduction to programming through the popular, versatile Java 7.0 language.

Synopsis:

One of the most popular beginning programming books, now updated for the latest revision of Java

  • Puts first-time programmers and those seeking a beginner-level Java reference on the road to Java mastery; fully revised to cover the recent updates for Java 7.0
  • Explores what goes into creating a program, how to put the pieces together, dealing with standard programming challenges, debugging, and making the program work
  • All examples are updated to reflect the changes in the latest technology
  • Offers new options for tools and techniques used in Java development
  • Provides valuable information and examples for the would-be programmer with no Java experience

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

Dr. Barry Burd has an M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he was elected five times to the universitywide List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students.

Since 1980, Dr. Burd has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. When he's not lecturing at Drew University, Dr. Burd leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is the author of several articles and books, including Java For Dummies and Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Revving Up 7

Chapter 1: Getting Started 9

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 21

Chapter 3: Running Programs 47

Part II: Writing Your Own Java Programs 69

Chapter 4: Exploring the Parts of a Program 71

Chapter 5: Composing a Program 91

Chapter 6: Using the Building Blocks: Variables, Values, and Types 115

Chapter 7: Numbers and Types 129

Chapter 8: Numbers? Who Needs Numbers? 147

Part III: Controlling the Flow 169

Chapter 9: Forks in the Road 171

Chapter 10: Which Way Did He Go? 187

Chapter 11: How to Flick a Virtual Switch 209

Chapter 12: Around and Around It Goes 225

Chapter 13: Piles of Files: Dealing with Information Overload 245

Chapter 14: Creating Loops within Loops 265

Chapter 15: The Old Runaround 277

Part IV: Using Program Units 301

Chapter 16: Using Loops and Arrays 303

Chapter 17: Programming with Objects and Classes 321

Chapter 18: Using Methods and Variables from a Java Class 335

Chapter 19: Creating New Java Methods 357

Chapter 20: Oooey GUI Was a Worm 379

Part V: The Part of Tens 405

Chapter 21: Ten Sets of Web Links 407

Chapter 22: Ten Useful Classes in the Java API 413

Index 417

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470371749
Author:
Burd, Barry
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Burd
Subject:
Programming Languages - Java
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java programming
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Programming
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Java development
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Java 7.0
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Barry Burd
Subject:
Object Technologies - Java
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Subject:
Computer Languages-Java
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Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
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For Dummies
Publication Date:
May 2010
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
233.7 x 188 x 26.9 mm 23.04 oz

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"Synopsis" by , One of the most popular beginning programming books, now fully updated

Java is a popular language for beginning programmers, and earlier editions of this fun and friendly guide have helped thousands get started. Now fully revised to cover recent updates for Java 7.0, Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition is certain to put more first-time programmers and Java beginners on the road to Java mastery.

  • Explores what goes into creating a program, putting the pieces together, dealing with standard programming challenges, debugging, and making the program work
  • Offers new options for tools and techniques used in Java development
  • Provides valuable information and examples for the would-be programmer with no Java experience
  • All examples are updated to reflect the latest changes in Java 7.0

Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers an easy-to-understand introduction to programming through the popular, versatile Java 7.0 language.

"Synopsis" by , One of the most popular beginning programming books, now updated for the latest revision of Java

  • Puts first-time programmers and those seeking a beginner-level Java reference on the road to Java mastery; fully revised to cover the recent updates for Java 7.0
  • Explores what goes into creating a program, how to put the pieces together, dealing with standard programming challenges, debugging, and making the program work
  • All examples are updated to reflect the changes in the latest technology
  • Offers new options for tools and techniques used in Java development
  • Provides valuable information and examples for the would-be programmer with no Java experience

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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