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Teaches Java first as a programming language—short, simple, one-hour chapters are ideal for the beginner.
Revised and updated to cover the new SDK 1.3, and to reflect contemporary Java programming needs.
Programming is a lot easier than most people think, although there are several reasons why you might believe otherwise:
Because of the growth of the Internet and other factors, this is a great time to learn programming. Useful programming tools are being made available at low cost (or no cost), often as downloads from World Wide Web sites. Thousands of programmers are distributing their work under "open source" licenses so people can examine how the programs were written, correct errors, and add their own improvements.
The goal of this book is to teach programming to the person who hasnever tried to program before, or the person who tried programming but hated it with an intense passion. The English language will be used as much as possible instead of jargon and obscure acronyms, and all new programming terms will be thoroughly explained as they are introduced.
If I've succeeded, you will finish Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours with enough programming skill to be a danger to yourself and others. You'll be able to write programs, dive into other programming books with more confidence, and learn programming languages more easily. You also will have developed skills with Java, the most exciting programming language to be introduced in a decade.
The first hour of this book provides some introductory material about programming and gives you instructions on how to set up your computer so you can write Java programs. The following topics will be covered:
Choosing a Language
As you might have surmised at this point, computer programming is not as hard as it's cracked up to be. If you're comfortable enough with a computer to create a nice-looking resume, balance a checkbook with software such as Intuit Quicken, or create your own home page on the Web, you can write programs.
The key to learning how to program is to start with the right language. The programming language you choose often depends on the tasks you want the computer to accomplish...
I. GETTING STARTED.Hour 1. Becoming a Programmer.
II. LEARNING THE BASICS OF PROGRAMMING.
III. WORKING WITH INFORMATION IN NEW WAYS.
IV. PROGRAMMING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.
V. MOVING INTO ADVANCED TOPICS.
VI. CREATING MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS.
Posted January 12, 2000
This book might be great for people who are afraid of programming as it lightens the load and explains things in a funny way. However, it only touches on things and I am not sure I would have understood it if I didn't already have experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.