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'The cat is out of the bag…
Tiger––aka Java Version 5.0––is one of the most exciting developments in the Java language, and it’s now integrated throughout this new Second Edition of Cay Horstmann’s Big Java! This one comprehensive and authoritative guide will help you learn computing concepts and programming principles, develop strong problem-solving skills, and become a better programmer, while exploring the elements of Java that are needed to write real-life programs.
With Big Java, 2e, you can:
- Keep up with the latest Java advances.This Second Edition is updated to reflect the innovations of Java Version 5.0, but it can still be used with older versions of the Java SDK (Java 1.2 or higher).
- Get a complete programming and Java reference.Big Java, 2eis a reference that will be of value when studying advanced Java technologies, Internet programming, database access, and many other areas of computer science.
- Master computing concepts and problem solving.The first part of the book encourages you to think as a problem solver, and gives you the resources you need to design efficient and successful programs.
- Take a closer look at the Java language.The second part introduces advanced concepts of the Java programming language, including multithreading, Internet networking, relational databases, XML, and JavaServer Faces.
- Apply what you’ve learned.Realistic case studies and a software engineering focus enable you to tackle complex projects that build upon the knowledge gained across chapters.
- Develop effective habits for professional programming. Quality tips, tips on avoiding common errors, and the online programming style guide teach good programming habits.
Other Wiley books by Cay Horstmann
Java Concepts, Fourth Edition, 0-471-69704-4
Object-Oriented Design and Patterns, 0-471-31966-X
Big C++(with Timothy Budd), 0-471-47063-5
Computing Concepts with C++ Essentials, Third Edition, 0-471-16437-2'
* Offers an in-depth look into how Java relates to such technologies as searching, sorting, data structures, multithreading, networking, database connectivity, XML, and Java Server Pages
* Part I deals with fundamental principles of programming and problem solving
* Part II introduces advanced concepts of the Java programming
* Readers will find highlighted concepts and capsule introductions into advanced topics of computer science
* Perfect reading material for anyone interested in learning or reinforcing introductory programming concepts and who wants to take advantage of the exciting attributes of the Java language
This text is an exploration into computer science, programming principles and advanced features of the Java language. The text is useful for anyone interested in learning or reinforcing introductory programming concepts and beginning to take advantage of many of the exciting attributes of the Java language. Now updated with Java 1.5, Big Java, Second Edition remains the definitive introduction to programming.
Horstmann, in his extensive teaching and industry experience, has always emphasized that those who truly want to study the discipline of Computer Science and the art of programming must, before writing a line of code, first learn to think like a problem solver. With this in mind, the first part of the text is focused not on programming as an abstract exercise, but on fundamental principles of programming and problem solving. Java is both the tool to be mastered and the key to understanding basic computer science concepts.
The second part of this text introduces advanced concepts of the Java programming language. Assuming an understanding of programming concepts at this point, the author offers the reader an in-depth look into how Java relates to searching and sorting, data structures, multithreading, networking, database connectivity, XML, and Java Server Pages.
In addition, the author also offers many reference resources in the appendices, including the Java Library, HTML, running applets, and number systems.
Throughout the text, readers will find notes that cover historical and social aspects of computing and capsule introductions to advanced topics of computer science. These optional features provide valuable context for those interested in going more deeply into the subject.
Your guide to the jungle of java programming
Navigating the dense java jungle isn't easy, but with a proper foundation in the principles of programming and problem solving, and the expert guidance of Cay Horstmann, you can take advantage of many of the exciting features of the Java language. Now in BIG JAVA, Cay Horstmann offers a text comprehensive enough to cover both introductory programming concpets and the elements of Java that are needed to write real-life programs, while reinforcing problem-solving skills.
- Get the most complete Java resource available. BIG JAVA is the most comprehensive introduction to programming and Java available. It provides you with a reference that will be of value when studying advanced Java technologies, Internet programming, database access, and many other areas of computer science.
- Master computing concepts and problem solving. The first part of the text encourages you to think like a problem solver and gives you the tools to design efficient and successful programs.
- Take a closer look at the Java language. The second part of the text and the appendices delve deeply into advanced Java concepts. With this one book, you can become a better programmer and expand your knowledge at the Java language.
- Practice until you get it perfect. The Programming Style Guide (available at www.wiley.com/college/horstmann) helps you develop a consistent methodology for solving problems and provides you with an environment for practice.
- Quickly find what you need. The text index is a thorough and accurate navigation tool and study aid. It contains all the terms found in the Key Concept Boxes highlighted in color, enabling you to easily find the most important concepts in the text.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. An Introduction to Objects and Classes.
Chapter 3. Fundamental Data Types.
Chapter 4. Applets and Graphics.
Chapter 5. Decisions.
Chapter 6. Iteration.
Chapter 7. Designing Classes.
Chapter 8. Testing and Debugging.
Chapter 9. Interfaces and Polymorphism.
Chapter 10. Event Handling.
Chapter 11. Inheritance.
Chapter 12. Graphical User Interfaces.
Chapter 13. Array Lists and Arrays.
Chapter 14. Exception Handling.
Chapter 15. Streams.
Chapter 16. System Design.
Chapter 17. Recursion.
Chapter 18. Sorting and Searching.
Chapter 19.An Introductin to Data Structures.
Chapter 20. Advanced Data Structures.
Chapter 21. Multithreading.
Chapter 22. Internet Networking.
Chapter 23. Relational Databases.
Chapter 24. XML.
Chapter 25. JavaServer Pages and Servlets.
Appendix 1: Java Language Coding Guidelines.
Appendix 2: Java Syntax Summary.
Appendix 3: Java Operator Summary.
Appendix 4: Java Keyword Summary.
Appendix 5: The Java Library.
Appendix 6: The Basic Latin and Latin-1 Subsets of Unicode.
Appendix 7: metric Conversion Factors.
Appendix 8: HTML Summary.
Appendix 9: Tool Summary.
Appendix 10: Javadoc Summary.
Appendix 11: Number Systems.
Appendix 12: Bit and Shift Operations.
Appendix 13: UML Summary.
Appendix 14: Glossary.