Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days
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Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days

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by Rogers Cadenhead, Laura Lemay
     
 

“If you get only one Java book, it should be Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days” –PC Magazine

In just 21 days, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop three kinds of programs with Java: applications on your computer, servlets on a web server, and browser-launched Java Web Start applications.

No previous programming

Overview

“If you get only one Java book, it should be Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days” –PC Magazine

In just 21 days, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop three kinds of programs with Java: applications on your computer, servlets on a web server, and browser-launched Java Web Start applications.

No previous programming experience required. By following the 21 carefully organized lessons in this book, anyone can learn the basics of Java programming.

Learn at your own pace. You can work through each chapter sequentially to make sure you thoroughly understand all of the concepts and methodologies, or you can focus on specific lessons to learn the techniques that interest you most.

Test your knowledge. Each chapter ends with a Workshop section filled with questions, answers, and exercises for further study. There are even certification practice questions.

“Sams Teach Yourself Java is one of the best introductions to hands-on Java programming. If you buy one book on Java, this is the one to buy!” –Independent Web Review

  • Completely revised, updated, and expanded to cover the latest features of Java 6
  • Learn to develop standalone Java applications, web servlets, JavaServer Pages, and Java Web Start applications
  • Easy-to-understand, practical examples clearly illustrate the fundamentals of Java programming
  • Discover how Swing can help you quickly develop programs with a graphical user interface
  • Find out about JDBC database programming, Internet client/server programming, and

  • Covers new features of version 6 such as Java DB, the new relational database that is now a built-in
  • part of Java

Rogers Cadenhead is a web application developer who has written 22 books on Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours. He maintains this book’s official website at http://www.java21days.com.

Laura Lemay is one of the world’s most popular authors on Web development topics. She is the author of the bestselling Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML, as well as Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days.

CD-ROM includes:

  • Source code for the examples developed in the book
  • Java™ SE Development Kit 6
  • NetBeans™ IDE 5.5
  • Bonus materials

Category: Java Programming

Covers: Java 6 Platform Standard Edition

User Level: Beginning—Intermediate

$44.99 USA / $55.99 CAN / £31.99 Net UK (inc. of VAT)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672329432
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
06/08/2007
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.62(d)

Meet the Author

Rogers Cadenhead is a web application developer and author. He has written 22 books on Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours. He’s also a web publisher whose sites receive more than 24 million visits per year. He maintains this book’s official website at http://www.java21days.com and a personal weblog at http://www.cadenhead.org.

Laura Lemay is a technical writer and author. After spending six years writing software documentation for various computer companies in Silicon Valley, she decided that writing books would be much more fun. In her spare time, she collects computers, email addresses, interesting hair colors, and nonrunning motorcycles. She is also the perpetrator of Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in a Week and Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days and a personal weblog at http://blog.lauralemay.com.

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Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
graphicfunk More than 1 year ago
Outstanding work! The truth is that java is not so easy. Java continues to grow and all growth increases complexity. The killer, like in all languages, is the syntax. Once you accept the fact that Java is great and worth the study, then the next step is very easy. Get the right book to begin your adventure. Java 6 is your ticket to ride. My advise is to pace yourself and become familiar with the current lessons and avoid jumping ahead of the book. The learning ladder is the same in all fields. To jump ahead is to dilute and fragment your understanding. OOP is fascinating and while the beginner understands a class, it will take a while for full comprehension to settle in. The scheme is ever so wide with wheels within wheels. Meanwhile, the core aspect of the language can be digested since it is more concrete yet indispensable to embrace the entire concept with "Object" at the very pinnacle of the pyramid. But stay put and allow authors and first rate teachers, Rogers Cadenhead and Laura Lemay take you by the hand to explore this fascinating language and remove the veil away from the mystery.
TomD01 More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of ways to learn a programming language. Teach Yourself JAVA in 21 Days, provides a good way for someone with some basic background in programming to branch out into JAVA and get exposure to a wide range of JAVA capabilities quickly. The author uses general information about a topic, followed by code samples with detailed explanations of that code to cover a wide range of JAVA capabilities. Chapter summaries and "test" questions drive home important issues. Knowledge of capabilities needs to be reinforced through use of those concepts. Because of the wide range of the capabilities and the book's already nearly 700-page length, the author uses examples that lend themselves to immediate use, and leaves further practice of these capabilities to the reader. A companion disk and a book website, contain; files with code samples from the book, additional JAVA components, answers to Certification Practice questions, and code for exercise solutions. There are also some bonus elements included on the disk (Choosing Java, Writing JAVA Applets, Regular Expressions, and Where to Go from Here). I wouldn't suggest this book for a novice to programming, but as a vehicle for someone with some experience programming to expand his or her knowledge into JAVA, I think it is very good. There were a few topics that I wish were explained in more detail, but in those rare cases, the author provides resources to find the info. All in all a good choice!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm going to give this rating 1 start ONLY because I paid extra for expedited shipping, then received an email stating that it wasn't going to ship in the time it was supposed to, yet I received no money back. Get the book, BUT DON'T UPGRADE THE SHIPPING becuase it's a rip off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not recommend this book to a beginning programmer. I think that most people with no prior programming experience will find this book very confusing.