Java 2 From Scratch walks you through the analysis, design and implementation of a functioning application using Java 2. Learn all the critical programming concepts and techniques associated with the language in the context of creating a functioning Stock Market Tracker/Analyzer. Each chapter builds on the previous with a casual tone, in-depth examples, and detailed steps to ultimately create a working stock market tracker. Key areas addressed are user interface design, SWING user interface, Internet communication, file I/O, painting/drawing, and brief introductions to JDBC and RMI.
|Series:||From Scratch Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Steve Haines is currently a software engineer at Wonderware Corporation where he is contributing his development skills to a new COM based distributed architecture for their forth-coming product line. Prior to that he worked in the online gaming arena at ENGAGE games online developing multiplayer Internet and America Online based games. He attained a Bachelor¿s of Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton and is now completing his Masters of Computer Science with focus on Creative Technologies and Multimedia at the University of Southern California. His publication experience includes writing for SAMS C++ Unleashed, SAMS Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days and SAMS Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days and acting as a technical editor for various Java, C++, Internet, and Game Development books for both Macmillan Computer Publishing and Addison Wesley.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Based on the description, this book has high expectations. However, it doesn't deliver on any of them. If you want to learn Java, look for a different book. If you want a reference, take Gossling.
The book doesn't deliver on its promises. The sample application is overly simple and full of bugs. The sample application also teaches a completely wrong style of programming. If any of my developers would write code like this, I would have a serious talk with him. Enough about the sample application. The book is hard to read eventhough the approach to learning a new language is at best simplistic. The author's writing style makes it difficult to finish the book without falling asleep: long sentences without proper punctuation. I tried to use this book as a reference. Unfortunately it doesn't cover the details of Java. Keywords such as 'transient' are not covered. All in all quite a disappointment.