Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The jargon-free way to get into programming

Begin writing solid, working Java programs right away

Ready to jump into the exciting world of Java? With easy-to-follow instructions and numerous examples, Barry Burd provides you with a firm foundation in programming basics and great strategies for writing solid code. Before you know it, you'll ...

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Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies

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Overview

The jargon-free way to get into programming

Begin writing solid, working Java programs right away

Ready to jump into the exciting world of Java? With easy-to-follow instructions and numerous examples, Barry Burd provides you with a firm foundation in programming basics and great strategies for writing solid code. Before you know it, you'll be making methods, using classes, working with arrays, and creating your own powerful programs.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

* Java continues to displace C++ and Pascal as the main teaching languages for first-time computer programmers
* Much of Java's popularity is largely due to its relative simplicity and its ability to replace some of programming's more tedious tasks
* Friendly writing style focuses on people who are not only dealing with Java for the first time but also dealing with writing programs for the first time
* Helps readers understand the ins and outs of writing effective programming code and lets them add Java to their own knowledge database


About the Author:
Barry Burd, PhD, teaches computer science at Drew University and trains professional programmers. He also speaks at conferences worldwide and is the author of Java 2 For Dummies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118233849
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/16/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 102,532
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Revving up 7
Ch. 1 Getting started 9
Ch. 2 Setting up your computer 23
Ch. 3 Running programs 33
Pt. II Writing your own Java programs 45
Ch. 4 Exploring the parts of a program 47
Ch. 5 Composing a program 65
Ch. 6 Using the building blocks : variables, values, and types 89
Ch. 7 Numbers and types 103
Ch. 8 Numbers? : who needs numbers? 121
Pt. III Controlling the flow 139
Ch. 9 Forks in the road 141
Ch. 10 Which way did he go? 157
Ch. 11 How to flick a virtual switch 181
Ch. 12 Around and around it goes 195
Ch. 13 Piles of files : dealing with information overload 215
Ch. 14 Creating loops within loops 233
Ch. 15 The old runaround 245
Pt. IV Using program units 269
Ch. 16 Using loops and arrays 271
Ch. 17 Programming with objects and classes 289
Ch. 18 Using methods and variables from a Java class 303
Ch. 19 Creating new Java methods 325
Ch. 20 Oooey GUI was a worm 347
Pt. V The part of tens 359
Ch. 21 Ten sets of Web links 361
Ch. 22 Ten useful classes in the Java API 367
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Perfect fo beginners

    His book is a great guide & hand book for first time programmers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Figures are difficult to see on eBook

    A well written book and easy to understand, but the NOOK figures are hard to see/read on my 7 inch Samsung tablet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    I learned so fast!

    I learned so fast!

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