Java All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Java All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

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by Doug Lowe, Barry Burd
     
 

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  • Eight minibooks comprising nearly 900 pages give developers the tips and techniques they need to get up and running on the new J2SE 6 (Java Standard Edition 6) and JDK 6 (Java Development Kit 6)
  • This friendly, all-inclusive reference delivers the lowdown on Java language and syntax fundamentals as well as Java server-side programming, with explanations,

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  • Eight minibooks comprising nearly 900 pages give developers the tips and techniques they need to get up and running on the new J2SE 6 (Java Standard Edition 6) and JDK 6 (Java Development Kit 6)
  • This friendly, all-inclusive reference delivers the lowdown on Java language and syntax fundamentals as well as Java server-side programming, with explanations, reference information, and how-to instructions for both beginning and intermediate-to-advanced programmers
  • Minibooks cover Java basics; programming basics; strings, arrays, and collections; programming techniques; Swing; Web programming; files and databases; and fun and games

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470124512
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/25/2007
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Doug Lowe has been writing computer programming books since the guys who invented Java were still in high school. He’s written books on COBOL, Fortran, Visual Basic, IBM mainframe computers, mid-range systems, PCs, Web programming, and probably a few he’s forgotten about. He’s the author of more than 30 For Dummies books, such as Networking For Dummies, 7th Edition, Networking For Dummies All-in-One Desk Reference, 2nd Edition, ASP.NET Everyday Applications For Dummies, and Word 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He lives with his wife and the youngest of his three daughters in that sunny All-American City Fresno, California, where the motto is, “It’s a sunny, All-American City.” He’s also one of those obsessivecompulsive decorating nuts who puts up tens of thousands of lights at Christmas and creates computer-controlled Halloween decorations that rival Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Maybe his next book should be Tacky Holiday Decorations For Dummies.

Barry Burd received an M.S. degree in Computer Science at Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he was elected five times to the university-wide 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 Ruby on Rails For Dummies, both from Wiley Publishing, Inc.

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Java All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book covered more about Java than my text book. It's easy to understand and follow along. It covers everything there is to know about Java. I was disappointed with the game making section though. Do not expect much from it on that front (it's a pong game). But other than that it's a great reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have some past programming experience but none in Java. I started with tutorials on web. It was almost overwhelming. This book starts you off appropriately with some very fundamental explanations. Then works you up the learning curve quickly. I could see more seasoned programmers still getting value out of the book. This was also my first For Dummies book. Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes a good refrence guide as well as a good beginer guide for people who have no background in Java. This book shows you how to install the JDK all the way to building your own game and GUI's. This book has codes already in it to help show what the program does at what command.
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Jefferson_Thomas More than 1 year ago
Like nearly all the Dummies books, this one is a gem. They are all written by people who seem to really know what they're doing, know how to express it clearly, and aren't afraid to have fun doing so. Please see my review of "An Introduction to Programming with Java Applets" by Elizabeth Sugar Boese and "Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours" by Rogers Cadenhead (yes, that's really his name!). On page 95, the authors of "Java for Dummies" commit the same cardinal sin as Boese does on page 130, but at least they go on to try to clarify the issue a little bit (they don't go far enough). I recommend "Java for Dummies" despite the presence of these little shortcomings.
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