Fully updated to reflect Java SE 7 language changes, Core Java™, Volume I—Fundamentals, Ninth Edition, is the definitive guide to the Java platform.
Designed for serious programmers, this reliable, unbiased, no-nonsense tutorial illuminates key Java language and library features with thoroughly tested code examples. As in previous editions, all code is easy to understand, reflects modern best practices, and is specifically designed to help jumpstart your projects.
Volume I quickly brings you up-to-speed on Java SE 7 core language enhancements, including the diamond operator, improved resource handling, and catching of multiple exceptions. All of the code examples have been updated to reflect these enhancements, and complete descriptions of new SE 7 features are integrated with insightful explanations of fundamental Java concepts. You’ll learn all you need to be productive with
The Java programming environment
Objects, classes, and inheritance
Interfaces and inner classes
Reflection and proxies
Event handling and the event listener model
Swing-based user interface components
Application and applet deployment
Exceptions, logging, assertions, and debugging
Concurrency, and more
For detailed coverage of advanced features, including the new API for file input/output and enhancements to the concurrency utilities, look for Core Java™, Volume II—Advanced Features, Ninth Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-708160-8).
Cay S. Horstmann is author of Scala for the Impatient (Addison-Wesley, 2012) and coauthor of Core JavaServer™ Faces, Third Edition (Prentice Hall, 2010). He is professor of computer science at San Jose State University, a Java Champion, and a frequent speaker at developer conferences.
Gary Cornell has been writing for and teaching programming professionals for more than twenty years. The cofounder of Apress, he has written numerous best-selling books for developers, was a cofinalist for a Jolt Award, and won the Readers Choice award from Visual Basic Magazine.