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Publisher Comments:

To pass the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4 exam (SCPJ2 1.4) you need this book. It is written for any experienced programmer (with or without previous knowledge of Java) interested in mastering the Java programming language and passing the SCPJ2 1.4 exam.

A Programmer's Guide to Java™ Certification, Second Edition, contains detailed coverage of all exam topics and objectives, helpful code examples, exercises, review questions, and several full practice exams. In addition, as a comprehensive primer to the Java programming language, this book is an invaluable reference tool for the reader.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to focus on the latest version of the exam (CX-310-035). In particular, it contains more in-depth explanations of the syntax and usage of core language features that are now emphasized on the exam. The accompanying CD contains a version of the SCPJ2 1.4 Exam Simulator developed by Whizlabs Software, which includes several mock exams and simulates the exam-taking experience. The CD also contains the complete source code for all the examples, and solutions to the programming exercises.

What you will find in this book:

  • Extensive coverage of all the objectives defined for the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4 exam
  • Easy-to-follow structure with chapters organized according to the exam objectives as laid out by Sun Microsystems
  • Summaries that clearly state and differentiate the exam objectives and the supplementary objectives to be covered in each chapter
  • A list of Sun's objectives for the SCPJ2 1.4 exam, and a guide to taking the exam
  • A complete mock exam with new questions (not repeats of review questions)
  • A CD that includes several mock exams and a version of the SCJP 1.4 Exam Simulator by Whizlabs Software, which simulates the exam-taking experience
  • Numerous exam-relevant review questions to test your understanding of each major topic, with annotated answers
  • Programming exercises and solutions at the end of each chapter
  • Copious code examples illustrating concepts where the code has been compiled and thoroughly tested on multiple platforms
  • Program output demonstrating expected results from running the examples
  • Extensive use of UML (Unified Modeling Language) for illustration purposes
  • An introduction to basic terminology and concepts in object-oriented programming
  • Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in mastering the language and taking the exam
  • Platform-independent coverage--platform-specific details are provided where relevant
  • Information about the SCPJ2 Upgrade exam
  • 0201728281B07152003

    Book News Annotation:

    The preparation guide for the Sun Java 2 platform exam (SCPJ2) teaches experienced programmers sound Java programming skills, the core language, and all the major APIs. Topics include using threads, building GUI with AWT and Swing components, rendering graphics, implementing applets, handling I/O streams, and generating documentation using Javadoc.
    Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Synopsis:

    A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321556054 ISBN-13: 9780321556059

    Synopsis:

    This book allows readers to master the Java programming language, teaching them what they need to know to pass the Sun Certified Java Programmer Examination. In their approach, the authors bring the sound pedagogical teaching practices from their university environment while bearing in mind the practical result-oriented realities of the IT industry. No previous Java experience and only some programming experience is required. Readers will also find that they can use this book as a self-study guide.

    Description:

    "We have written A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification to allow the reader to master the Java programming language. Mastering the language should naturally culminate in the practical goal of passing the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform exam. In addition to preparing the reader thoroughly for the exam, this book also provides comprehensive coverage of all the essential Java features and core Application Programming Interfaces that every proficient Java programmer should master." The authors What you will find in this book: x Extensive coverage of ALL the objectives defined for the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform exam. x Easy to follow structure with chapters organized according to the exam objectives as laid out by Sun x Summaries which clearly state and differentiate the exam objectives and the supplementary objectives to be covered in each chapter x A list of Sun's objectives for the Programmer exam, and a guide to taking the exam x Numerous exam-relevant review questions to test understanding of each major topic, with annotated answers x A complete mock exam with NEW questions (not repeats of review questions) x Programming exercises at the end of each chapter, with solutions x Ample code examples to illustrate concepts, which have been compiled and thoroughly tested on multiple platforms x Screen shots which illustrate how the examples would look when run x Numerous illustrations which use the standard diagramatic notation, UML x An introduction to basic terminology and concepts in object-oriented programming x Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in mastering the language x Platform independent coverage - platform specific details are provided where relevant Additional but relevant topics are also covered, such as using threads, building GUI with AWT and Swing components, rendering graphics, implementing applets, handling I/O streams, generating documentation using Javadoc and much more The accompanying web site includes a mock exam engine; complete source code for all the examples and the programming exercises, with solutions; links to important resources (web browsers, JDK, BDK and integrated development environments for Java); updates; additional review questions; and more.... Written for anyone with previous programming experience (although not necessarily in Java), this book's comprehensive coverage of the basic and the advanced features of the language make it as useful for experienced Java programmers aiming at certification, as for programmers learning Java for the first time.

    About the Author

    Khalid A. Mughal is an associate professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway. During his extensive career, he has designed and implemented many courses on Java, object-oriented system development, and compiler techniques. He has also given seminars for the IT industry. He is the principal author of Java Som Forste Programmeringssprak (Java as a First Programming Language) published by Cappelen Akademisk Forlag, 2002.

    Rolf W. Rasmussen is a system developer at Vizrt, a company that develops real-time graphics systems for TV, films, and the Web. Previously, he has worked on clean room implementations of the Java class libraries. He is coauthor, with Professor Mughal, of Java Som Forste Programmeringssprak.

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    Table of Contents

    List of Tables.

    List of Examples.

    List of Figures.

    Foreword.

    Preface.

    Writing the Second Edition.

    About This Book.

    Using the Book.

    Book Web Sites.

    Request for Feedback.

    About the Authors.

    Acknowledgments (First Edition).

    Acknowledgments (Second Edition).

    1. Basics of Java Programming.

    Introduction.

    Classes.

    Declaring Members: Fields and Methods.

    Objects.

    Class Instantiation.

    Object References.

    Instance Members.

    Invoking Methods.

    Static Members.

    Inheritance.

    Aggregation.

    Tenets of Java.

    Review Questions.

    Java Programs.

    Sample Java Application.

    Essential Elements of a Java Application.

    Compiling and Running an Application.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    2. Language Fundamentals.

    Basic Language Elements.

    Lexical Tokens.

    Identifiers.

    Keywords.

    Literals.

    Integer Literals.

    Floating-point Literals.

    Boolean Literals.

    Character Literals.

    String Literals.

    White Spaces.

    Comments.

    Review Questions.

    Primitive Data Types.

    Integer Types.

    Character Type.

    Floating-point Types.

    Boolean Type.

    Review Questions.

    Variable Declarations.

    Declaring and Initializing Variables.

    Object Reference Variables.

    Lifetime of Variables.

    Initial Values for Variables.

    Default Values for Fields.

    Initializing Local Variables of Primitive Data Types.

    Initializing Local Reference Variables.

    Review Questions.

    Java Source File Structure.

    Review Questions.

    The main() Method.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    3. Operators and Assignments.

    Precedence and Associativity Rules for Operators.

    Evaluation order of operands.

    Conversions.

    Unary Cast Operator: (type).

    Narrowing and Widening Conversions.

    Numeric Promotions.

    Type Conversion Contexts.

    Simple Assignment Operator =.

    Assigning Primitive Values.

    Assigning References.

    Multiple Assignments.

    Numeric Type Conversions on Assignment.

    Review Questions.

    Arithmetic Operators: *, /, %, +, -.

    Arithmetic Operator Precedence and Associativity.

    Evaluation Order in Arithmetic Expressions.

    Range of Numeric Values.

    Unary Arithmetic Operators: -, +.

    Multiplicative Binary Operators: *, /, %.

    Additive Binary Operators: +, -.

    Numeric Promotions in Arithmetic Expressions.

    Arithmetic Compound Assignment Operators: *=, /=, %=, +=, -=.

    Review Questions.

    The Binary String Concatenation Operator +.

    Variable Increment and Decrement Operators: ++, --.

    Increment Operator ++.

    Decrement Operator --.

    Review Questions.

    Boolean Expressions.

    Relational Operators: <, <=, >, >=.

    Equality.

    Primitive Data Value Equality: ==, !=.

    Object Reference Equality: ==, !=.

    Object Value Equality.

    Boolean Logical Operators: !, ^, &, .

    Operand Evaluation for Boolean Logical Operators.

    Boolean Logical Compound Assignment Operators: &=, ^=, =.

    Conditional Operators: &&, .

    Short-circuit Evaluation.

    Review Questions.

    Integer Bitwise Operators: ~, &, , ^.

    Bitwise Compound Assignment Operators: &=, ^=, =.

    Shift Operators: <<, >>, >>>.

    The Shift-left Operator <<.

    The Shift-right-with-sign-fill Operator >>.

    The Shift-right-with-zero-fill Operator >>>.

    Shift Compound Assignment Operators: <<=, >>=, >>>=.

    The Conditional Operator ? :.

    Other Operators: new, [], instanceof.

    Review Questions.

    Parameter Passing.

    Passing Primitive Data Values.

    Passing Object Reference Values.

    Passing Array References.

    Array Elements as Actual Parameters.

    final Parameters.

    Program Arguments.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    4. Declarations and Access Control.

    Arrays.

    Declaring Array Variables.

    Constructing an Array.

    Initializing an Array.

    Using an Array.

    Anonymous Arrays.

    Multidimensional Arrays.

    Review Questions.

    Defining Classes.

    Defining Methods.

    Statements.

    Instance Methods and Object Reference this.

    Method Overloading.

    Constructors.

    Default Constructor.

    Overloaded Constructors.

    Scope Rules.

    Class Scope for Members.

    Block Scope for Local Variables.

    Review Questions.

    Packages.

    Defining Packages.

    Using Packages.

    Compiling and Running Code from Packages.

    Accessibility Modifiers for Top-level Classes and Interfaces.

    Other Modifiers for Classes.

    abstract Classes.

    final Classes.

    Review Questions.

    Member Accessibility Modifiers.

    public Members.

    protected Members.

    Default Accessibility for Members.

    private Members.

    Review Questions.

    Other Modifiers for Members.

    static Members.

    final Members.

    abstract Methods.

    synchronized Methods.

    native Methods.

    transient Fields.

    volatile Fields.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    5. Control Flow, Exception Handling and Assertions.

    Overview of Control Flow Statements.

    Selection Statements.

    Simple if Statement.

    if-else Statement.

    switch Statement.

    Review Questions.

    Iteration Statements.

    while Statement.

    do-while Statement.

    for Statement.

    Transfer Statements.

    Labeled Statements.

    break Statement.

    continue Statement.

    return Statement.

    Review Questions.

    Stack-based Execution and Exception Propagation.

    Exception Types.

    Class Exception.

    Class RuntimeException.

    Class Error.

    Checked and Unchecked Exceptions.

    Defining New Exceptions.

    Exception Handling: try, catch and finally.

    try Block.

    catch Block.

    finally Block.

    throw Statement.

    throws Clause.

    Review Questions.

    Assertions.

    assert Statement and AssertionError Class.

    Compiling Assertions.

    Runtime Enabling and Disabling of Assertions.

    Using Assertions.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    6. Object-oriented Programming.

    Single Implementation Inheritance.

    Object-oriented Programming Concepts.

    Review Questions.

    Overriding and Hiding Members.

    Instance Method Overriding.

    Field Hiding.

    Static Method Hiding.

    Overriding vs. Overloading.

    Object Reference super.

    Review Questions.

    Chaining Constructors using this() and super().

    this() Constructor Call.

    super() Constructor Call.

    Review Questions.

    Interfaces.

    Defining Interfaces.

    Method Prototype Declarations.

    Implementing Interfaces.

    Extending Interfaces.

    Constants in Interfaces.

    Review Questions.

    Completing the Type Hierarchy.

    Assigning, Passing and Casting Reference Values.

    Reference Value Assignment Conversions.

    Parameter Passing Conversions.

    Reference Casting and instanceof Operator.

    Converting References of Class and Interface Types.

    Review Questions.

    Polymorphism and Dynamic Method Lookup.

    Review Questions.

    Inheritance vs. Aggregation.

    Encapsulation.

    Choosing between Inheritance and Aggregation.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    7. Nested Classes and Interfaces.

    Overview of Nested Classes and Interfaces.

    Static Member Classes and Interfaces.

    Declaring and Using Static Member Classes and Interfaces.

    Accessing Members in Enclosing Context.

    Non-static Member Classes.

    Instantiating Non-static Member Classes.

    Accessing Members in Enclosing Context.

    Review Questions.

    Local Classes.

    Accessing Declarations in Enclosing Context.

    Instantiating Local Classes.

    Anonymous Classes.

    Extending an Existing Class.

    Implementing an Interface.

    Instantiating Anonymous Classes.

    Accessing Declarations in Enclosing Context.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercise.

    8. Object Lifetime.

    Garbage Collection.

    Reachable References.

    Facilitating Garbage Collection.

    Object Finalization.

    Finalizer Chaining.

    Invoking Garbage Collection.

    Review Questions.

    Initializers.

    Field Initializer Expressions.

    Static Initializer Blocks.

    Instance Initializer Blocks.

    Constructing Initial Object State.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    9. Threads.

    Multitasking.

    Overview of Threads.

    The Main Thread.

    Thread Creation.

    Implementing the Runnable Interface.

    Extending the Thread Class.

    Review Questions.

    Synchronization.

    Locks.

    Synchronized Methods.

    Synchronized Blocks.

    Review Questions.

    Thread Transitions.

    Thread States.

    Thread Priorities.

    Thread Scheduler.

    Running and Yielding.

    Sleeping and Waking Up.

    Waiting and Notifying.

    Joining.

    Blocking for I/O.

    Thread Termination.

    Deadlocks.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    10. Fundamental Classes.

    Overview of the java.lang package.

    The Object Class.

    Review Questions.

    The Wrapper Classes.

    Common Wrapper Class Constructors.

    Common Wrapper Class Utility Methods.

    Numeric Wrapper Classes.

    Character Class.

    Boolean Class.

    Review Questions.

    The Math Class.

    Miscellaneous Rounding Functions.

    Exponential Functions.

    Trigonometry Functions.

    Pseudorandom Number Generator.

    Review Questions.

    The String Class.

    Creating and Initializing Strings.

    Reading Characters from a String.

    Comparing Strings.

    Character Case in a String.

    Concatenation of Strings.

    Searching for Characters and Substrings.

    Extracting Substrings.

    Converting Primitive Values and Objects to Strings.

    Review Questions.

    The StringBuffer Class.

    Constructing String Buffers.

    Reading and Changing Characters in String Buffers.

    Constructing Strings from String Buffers.

    Appending, Inserting and Deleting Characters in String Buffers.

    Controlling String Buffer Capacity.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercises.

    11. Collections and Maps.

    The Collections Framework.

    Core interfaces.

    Implementations.

    Collections.

    Basic Operations.

    Bulk Operations.

    Array Operations.

    Iterators.

    Review Questions.

    Sets.

    HashSet and LinkedHashSet.

    Lists.

    ArrayList, LinkedList and Vector.

    Review Questions.

    Maps.

    Basic Operations.

    Bulk Operations.

    Collection Views.

    HashMap, LinkedHashMap and Hashtable.

    Sorted Sets and Sorted Maps.

    The Comparator Interface.

    The Comparable Interface.

    The SortedSet Interface.

    The SortedMap Interface.

    TreeSet and TreeMap.

    Review Questions.

    Implementing the equals(), hashCode() and compareTo() methods.

    The equals() method.

    The hashCode() method.

    The compareTo() method.

    Working with Collections.

    Synchronized Collection Decorators.

    Unmodifiable Collection Decorators.

    Sorting Collections.

    Searching in Collections.

    Singleton Collections.

    Other Utility Methods in the Collections Class.

    Utility Methods in the Arrays Class.

    Abstract Implementations.

    Review Questions.

    Chapter Summary.

    Programming Exercise.

    Appendix A. Taking the SCPJ2 1.4 Exam.

    Preparing for the programmer exam.

    Registering for the exam.

    Obtaining an Exam Voucher.

    Signing Up for the Test.

    Contact Information.

    After Taking the Exam.

    How the Examination Is Conducted.

    The Testing Locations.

    Utilizing the Allotted time.

    The Exam Program.

    The Questions.

    Types of Questions Asked.

    Types of answers expected.

    Topics Covered by the Questions.

    Moving on to the developer exam.

    Appendix B. Objectives for the SCPJ2 1.4 Exam.

    Appendix C. Objectives for the Java 2 Platform Upgrade Exam.

    Appendix D. Annotated Answers to Review Questions.

    Appendix E. Solutions to Programming Exercises.

    Appendix F. Sample Exam.

    Appendix G. Number Systems and Number Representation.

    Number Systems.

    Binary, Octal and Hexadecimal Number System.

    Converting Binary Numbers to Decimals.

    Converting Octal and Hexadecimal Numbers to Decimals.

    Relationship between Binary, Octal and Hex Numbers.

    Converting Decimals.

    Converting Decimals to Binary Numbers.

    Converting Decimals to Octal and Hexadecimal Numbers.

    Representing Integers.

    Calculating 2's Complement.

    Appendix H. Using the CD.

    Contents of the CD.

    Installing the Programs.

    Using the Programs.

    Index. 0201728281T05222003

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780201596144
    Subtitle:
    TM Certification
    Author:
    Mughal, Khalid Azim
    Author:
    Mughal, Khalid
    Author:
    Rasmussen, Rolf
    Author:
    Muchal
    Publisher:
    Addison-Wesley Professional
    Location:
    Harlow, England
    Subject:
    Programming Languages - General
    Subject:
    Professional
    Subject:
    Java (Computer program language)
    Subject:
    Electronic data processing personnel
    Subject:
    Programming Languages - Java
    Subject:
    Java
    Subject:
    Professional - General
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    1st
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Publication Date:
    20030804
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    Professional and scholarly
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    672
    Dimensions:
    9.15 x 7 x 1.4 in 1080 gr

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