Synopses & Reviews
No one brews up a better Java guide than Cay Horstmann, and in this Fourth Edition of Big Java he's created his best one yet. Thoroughly updated to include Java 7, this edition of Horstmann's best-selling text helps students absorb computing concepts and programming principles, develop strong problem-solving skills, and become better programmers, all while exploring the elements of Java that are needed to write real-life programs.
In preparing the new edition, special attention was given to the quality and variety of exercise material- from skill-oriented multiple-choice questions to short code-completion exercises to multi-step lab exercises-offering instructors more ways to engage students at different levels, and providing more practice to students who need it.
A top-notch introductory text for beginners, Big Java, Fourth Edition is also a thorough reference guide for students and professionals alike to Java technologies, Internet programming, database access, and many other areas of computer science.
NEW TO THIS
This book introduces programmers to objects at a gradual pace. The syntax boxes are revised to show typical code examples rather than abstract notation. This includes optional example modules using Alice and Greenfoot. The examples feature annotations with dos and don'ts along with cross references to more detailed explanations in the text. New tables show a large number of typical and cautionary examples. New programming and review problems are also presented that ensure a broad coverage of topics. In addition, Java 7 features are included to provide programmers with the most up-to-date information.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction.
Chapter 2 Using Objects.
Chapter 3 Implementing Classes.
Chapter 4 Fundamental Data Types.
Chapter 5 Decisions.
Chapter 6 Iteration.
Chapter 7 Arrays and Array Lists.
Chapter 8 Designing Classes.
Chapter 9 Interfaces and Polymorphism.
Chapter 10 Inheritance.
Chapter 11 Input/Output and Exception Handling.
Chapter 12 Object-Oriented Design.
Chapter 13 Recursion.
Chapter 14 Sorting and Searching.
Chapter 15 An Introduction to Data Structures.
Chapter 16 Advanced Data Structures.
Chapter 17 Generic Programming.
Chapter 18 Graphical User Interfaces (Advanced).
Chapter 19 Streams and Binary Input/Output (Advanced).
Chapter 20 Multithreading (Advanced).
Chapter 21 Internet Networking (Advanced).
Chapter 22 Relational Databases (Advanced).
Chapter 23 XML (Advanced).
Chapter 24 WEB Applications (Advanced).
Appendix A The Basic Latin and Latin-1 Subsets of Unicode.
Appendix B Java Operator Summary.
Appendix C Java Reserved Word Summary.
Appendix D The Java Library.
Appendix E Java Syntax Summary.
Appendix F HTML Summary.
Appendix G Tool Summary.
Appendix H JAVADOC Summary.
Appendix I Number Systems.
Appendix J Bit and Shift Operators.
Appendix K UML Summary.
Appendix L Java Language Coding Guidelines.
Alphabetical List of Syntax Boxes.