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Java 7 for Absolute Beginners

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Java 7 Programming for Absolute Beginners introducesthe new core, open sourceJava Development Kit.Its focus is on practical knowledge and its completeness—it provides all the bits and pieces an utter novice needs to get started programming in Java.

It seems as if everyone is writing applications or apps these days for Android, BlackBerry, and the enterprise—it's where the money's at.But, how do they do it?Well, it's best to start bylearning ...

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Overview

Java 7 Programming for Absolute Beginners introducesthe new core, open sourceJava Development Kit.Its focus is on practical knowledge and its completeness—it provides all the bits and pieces an utter novice needs to get started programming in Java.

It seems as if everyone is writing applications or apps these days for Android, BlackBerry, and the enterprise—it's where the money's at.But, how do they do it?Well, it's best to start bylearning Java, one of the most popular programming languages around these days, still.Yes, that's right.

This book:

  • Teaches Java development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start
  • Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss
  • Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your code running as soon as possible

What you’ll learn

  • How a computer processes programs
  • Write a program in Java
  • Debug a program
  • Choose and manipulate the data structures that best match your purpose
  • Create a user interface in Java
  • How to do animation in a Java program
  • Advanced topics such as thread management and recursion that any programmer will soon need

Who this book is for

Everyone! This book is for anyone who wants to learn to develop applications or apps for the enterprise or mobile using Android or BlackBerry and much more. No previous programming experience is necessary.

Table of Contents

  1. Writing Your First Java Program
  2. Java Syntax
  3. Data types
  4. Operators
  5. Branching and Looping
  6. Object-Oriented Programming
  7. Writing a UI
  8. Writing and Reading Files
  9. Writing and Reading XML
  10. Animation
  11. Debugging
  12. Video Games
  13. Garbage Collection
  14. Recursion
  15. Generics and Regular Expressions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430236863
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/21/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,361,970
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Bryant has been writing about and programming computers in a variety of languages since 1987. He has written for General Electric, Motorola, 3M, Pitney Bowes, and others. He has programmed for Logical Information Machines (a Morningstar company), the Boston Globe, and others.
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