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Beginning Java JDK 5 Editionby Ivor Horton
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Combining simplicity with power, Java has become the object-oriented language of choice for Internet programming and cross-platform applications. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide provides you with the essential information you'll need to know in order to develop dynamic programs using the Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 or later.
You'll be introduced to the fundamental ideas about the structure of Java programs and how they work. You'll gain a clear understanding of all the latest features of the Java language as well as the key packages in the Java class library. And with the help of numerous working examples, you'll find out how to apply the material so you can write your own full-featured applications and applets.
This book teaches you how to start programming in Java, covering everything from putting together statements and performing calculations to applying the capabilities provided by the Java class libraries, and much more.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who wants to explore how Java works and discover how to write fully featured and effective Java programs. No previous Java experience is necessary.
Book News Annotation:
This guide describes Java's basic data types, the control structures that manipulate data, the object-oriented features of the language, the way run-time errors are handled, and how threads are used. It then introduces the key packages in the Java class library, and walks through the process of building an example application for drawing sketches. Although no prior programming experience is required, a firm acquaintance with computer technologies is recommended.
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What is this book about?
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Java programming language, updated thoroughly (more than 35% new and updated) for the latest SDK 1.5 release. This book shows readers how to build real-world Java applications using the Java SDK. No previous programming experience is required. The author uses numerous step-by-step programming examples to guide readers through the ins and outs of Java development. In addition to fully covering new features of SDK 1.5, such as generic types, the author has also added new chapters on Java database programming with JDBC and Java programming with XML.
About the Author
Ivor Horton started out as a mathematician, but shortly after graduating, he was lured into messing about with computers by a well-known manufacturer. He has spent many happy years programming occasionally useful applications in a variety of languages as well as teaching mainly scientists and engineers to do likewise. He has extensive experience in applying computers to problems in engineering design and to manufacturing operations in a wide range of industries. He is the author of a number of tutorial books on programming in C, C++, and Java. When not writing programming books or providing advice to others, he leads a life of leisure.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
Chapter 1: Introducing Java.
Chapter 2: Programs, Data, Variables, and Calculation.
Chapter 3: Loops and Logic.
Chapter 4: Arrays and Strings.
Chapter 5: Defining Classes.
Chapter 6: Extending Classes and Inheritance.
Chapter 7: Exceptions.
Chapter 8: Understanding Streams.
Chapter 9: Accessing Files and Directories.
Chapter 10: Writing Files.
Chapter 11: Reading Files.
Chapter 12: Serializing Objects.
Chapter 13: Generic Class Types.
Chapter 14: The Collections Framework.
Chapter 15: A Collection of Useful Classes.
Chapter 16: Threads.
Chapter 17: Creating Windows.
Chapter 18: Handling Events.
Chapter 19: Drawing in a Window.
Chapter 20: Extending the GUI.
Chapter 21: Filing and Printing Documents.
Chapter 22: Java and XML.
Chapter 23: Creating and Modifying XML Documents.
Chapter 24: Talking to Databases.
Chapter 25: The JDBC in Action.
Appendix A: Keywords.
Appendix B: Computer Arithmetic.
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