Java For Dummies

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The top-selling beginning Java book is now fully updated!

As an unstoppably platform-independent, object-oriented programming language, Java is used for developing web and mobile applications. In this up-to-date bestselling book, veteran author Barry Burd shows you how to create basic Java objects and clearly explains when you should simply reuse existing code.

  • Explores how the new version of Java offers more robust functionality and new ...
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Overview

The top-selling beginning Java book is now fully updated!

As an unstoppably platform-independent, object-oriented programming language, Java is used for developing web and mobile applications. In this up-to-date bestselling book, veteran author Barry Burd shows you how to create basic Java objects and clearly explains when you should simply reuse existing code.

  • Explores how the new version of Java offers more robust functionality and new features such as closures to keep Java competitive with more syntax-friendly languages like Python and Ruby
  • Covers object-oriented programming basics with Java, code reuse, the essentials of creating a Java program using the new JDK 7, creating basic Java objects, and new Eclipse features
  • Features a companion website that offers all code from the book and bonus chapters

Java For Dummies, 6th Edition gets you started with creating Java applications quickly and easily.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118407806
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 190,462
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Burd, PhD, is a Computer Science professor at Drew University where he has been named to Drew's "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students" five times. Barry is the author of numerous For Dummies books and writes frequently for several online publications, including JavaBoutique.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Java 7

Chapter 1: All about Java 9

Chapter 2: All about Software 21

Chapter 3: Using the Basic Building Blocks 37

Part II: Writing Your Own Java Programs 59

Chapter 4: Making the Most of Variables and Their Values 61

Chapter 5: Controlling Program Flow with Decision-Making Statements 91

Chapter 6: Controlling Program Flow with Loops 121

Part III: Working with the Big Picture: Object-Oriented Programming 137

Chapter 7: Thinking in Terms of Classes and Objects 139

Chapter 8: Saving T ime and Money: Reusing Existing Code 165

Chapter 9: Constructing New Objects 193

Part IV: Savvy Java Techniques 215

Chapter 10: Putting Variables and Methods Where They Belong 217

Chapter 11: Using Arrays to Juggle Values 245

Chapter 12: Using Collections and Streams (When Arrays Aren’t Good Enough) 271

Chapter 13: Looking Good When Things Take Unexpected Turns 299

Chapter 14: Sharing Names among the Parts of a Java Program 327

Chapter 15: Responding to Keystrokes and Mouse Clicks 349

Chapter 16: Writing Java Applets 367

Chapter 17: Using Java Database Connectivity 377

Part V: The Part of Tens 385

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Avoid Mistakes 387

Chapter 19: Ten Websites for Java 393

Index 395

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Love it

    It is a wonderful book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Iop

    This is a great book for anyone interested in java

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Not about Java. It's about JCreator!

    This book is not about java or creating java programs. It is about using some bass akward program called JCreator which costs $89.00 and can only be installed on one machine and heaven help you if that machine breaks and you want to install it on another machine. Don't be fooled by the JCreator LE version which is free, but worthless.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

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    Awsome Book!

    After playing my favorite game, minecraft, I was encouraged to learn Java, so I picked up this book and now i'm writting programs

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Good and Useful guide

    I've been trying to learn programming for a while, and this book really helped.
    It gives you everything you need in a nice CD along with explaining how to install and use it.
    The chapters are well-organized and very in-depth while not being too complicated.
    Overall I highly recommend it if you wish to learn Java.

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