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The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics
     

The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics

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by Sharon Biocca Zakhour, Sowmya Kannan, Raymond Gallardo
 

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The Java® Tutorial, Fifth Edition, is based on Release 7 of the Java Platform Standard Edition. This revised and updated edition introduces the new features added to the platform, including a section on NIO.2, the new file I/O API, and information on migrating legacy code to the new API. The deployment coverage has also been

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The Java® Tutorial, Fifth Edition, is based on Release 7 of the Java Platform Standard Edition. This revised and updated edition introduces the new features added to the platform, including a section on NIO.2, the new file I/O API, and information on migrating legacy code to the new API. The deployment coverage has also been expanded, with new chapters such as “Doing More with Rich Internet Applications” and “Deployment in Depth,” and a section on the fork/join feature has been added to the chapter on concurrency. Information reflecting Project Coin developments, including the new try-with-resources statement, the ability to catch more than one type of exception with a single exception handler, support for binary literals, and diamond syntax, which results in cleaner generics code, has been added where appropriate. The chapters covering generics, Java Web Start, and applets have also been updated. In addition, if you plan to take one of the Java SE 7 certification exams, this guide can help. A special appendix, “Preparing for Java Programming Language Certification,” lists the three exams available, details the items covered on each exam, and provides cross-references to where more information about each topic appears in the text. All of the material has been thoroughly reviewed by members of Oracle Java engineering to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132761949
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
02/27/2013
Series:
Java Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
744
File size:
63 MB
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Meet the Author

Sharon Biocca Zakhour is a principal technical writer at Oracle Corporation, and was formerly at Sun Microsystems. She has contributed to Java SE platform documentation for more than twelve years, including The Java Tutorial, Fourth Edition, (Addison-Wesley, 2007), and The JFC Swing Tutorial, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2004). She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in computer science, and has worked as a programmer, developer support engineer, and technical writer for thirty years.

 

Sowmya Kannan was previously a principal technical writer at Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems. She is currently the manager of the Java SE documentation team, and has more than fifteen years of experience as a technical writer and developer of middleware and web applications.

 

Raymond Gallardo is a technical writer for Oracle Corporation. Previous engagements include college instructor, technical writer for IBM, and bicycle courier. He earned his B.Sc. in computer science and English from the University of Toronto and his M.A. in creative writing from The City College of New York.

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The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really a good book to purchase if you want an introduction tot he Java Language. I picked up this book after taking 2 semesters of learning the Java language, and thought this book was better tat discussing the topics. Its short, but it explain all the little nuances of the language like what static means in a method statement as well as in a variable statement. Those are some of the little things that get people. Classes, objects, and all the subtle details about them, such as polymorphism, encapsulations and such are explained really well. Also annotations and threads, two concepts that I had troubles with in school, were explained well. I wish they had covered network programming more indepth, since that is an area of programming that I enjoy--maybe they well cover it in a later book. But all in all, this was a well put together book and well worth the money to purchase. I would recommend this book to programmers who are getting into the Java language as well as non-programmers who well be new to Java. You can cut you study time and increase your learning of the language in a short period of time. I think it took me a few hours to cover the first three chapters. And maybe an hour or so for each additional chapter after that. The only chapter that took longer was the I/O and NIO, but you come out of that with a really solid understanding of the streaming objects as a whole. Good book. I'm certainly going to pick up the Java EE6 tutorial next.