Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours (Covering Java 7 and Android)

Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours (Covering Java 7 and Android)

by Rogers Cadenhead


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ISBN-13: 9780672335754
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 11/04/2011
Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rogers Cadenhead is a writer, computer programmer, and web developer who has written more than 20 books on Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days. He maintains the Drudge Retort and other websites that receive more than 20 million visits a year. This book’s official website is at

Table of Contents


PART I: Getting Started

HOUR 1: Becoming a Programmer

Choosing a Language 4

Telling the Computer What to Do 5

How Programs Work 7

When Programs Don’t Work 8

Choosing a Java Programming Tool 8

Installing a Java Development Tool 9

HOUR 2: Writing Your First Program

What You Need to Write Programs 13

Creating the Saluton Program 14

Beginning the Program 14

Storing Information in a Variable 17

Saving the Finished Product 18

Compiling the Program into a Class File 19

Fixing Errors 19

Running a Java Program 20

HOUR 3: Vacationing in Java

First Stop: Oracle 25

Going to School with Java 27

Lunch in JavaWorld 29

Watching the Skies at NASA 31

Getting Down to Business 32

Stopping by Java Boutique for Directions 33

Running Java on Your Phone 35

HOUR 4: Understanding How Java Programs Work

Creating an Application 39

Sending Arguments to Applications 41

Creating an Applet 42

PART II: Learning the Basics of Programming

HOUR 5: Storing and Changing Information in a Program

Statements and Expressions 49

Assigning Variable Types 50

Naming Your Variables 54

Storing Information in Variables 54

All About Operators 55

Using Expressions 59

HOUR 6: Using Strings to Communicate

Storing Text in Strings 65

Displaying Strings in Programs 66

Using Special Characters in Strings 67

Pasting Strings Together 68

Using Other Variables with Strings 68

Advanced String Handling 70

Presenting Credits 72

HOUR 7: Using Conditional Tests to Make Decisions

if Statements 79

if-else Statements 83

switch Statements 84

The Conditional Operator 86

Watching the Clock 87

HOUR 8: Repeating an Action with Loops

for Loops 95

while Loops 98

do-while Loops 99

Exiting a Loop 100

Naming a Loop 101

Testing Your Computer Speed 102

PART III: Working with Information in New Ways

HOUR 9: Storing Information with Arrays

Creating Arrays 108

Using Arrays 109

Multidimensional Arrays 111

Sorting an Array 111

Counting Characters in Strings 113

HOUR 10: Creating Your First Object

How Object-Oriented Programming Works 121

Objects in Action 122

What Objects Are 124

Understanding Inheritance 125

Building an Inheritance Hierarchy 125

Converting Objects and Simple Variables 127

Creating an Object 132

HOUR 11: Describing What Your Object Is Like

Creating Variables 137

Creating Class Variables 139

Creating Behavior with Methods 140

Putting One Class Inside Another 146

Using the this Keyword 147

Using Class Methods and Variables 148

HOUR 12: Making the Most of Existing Objects

The Power of Inheritance 155

Establishing Inheritance 157

Working with Existing Objects 159

Storing Objects of the Same Class in Vectors 160

Creating a Subclass 164

PART IV: Programming a Graphical User Interface

HOUR 13: Building a Simple User Interface

Swing and the Abstract Windowing Toolkit 169

Using Components 170

Creating Your Own Component 180

HOUR 14: Laying Out a User Interface

Using Layout Managers 187

Laying Out an Application 192

HOUR 15: Responding to User Input

Getting Your Programs to Listen 201

Setting Up Components to Be Heard 202

Handling User Events 202

Completing a Graphical Application 207

HOUR 16: Building a Complex User Interface

Scroll Panes 219

Sliders 222

Change Listeners 223

Using Image Icons and Toolbars 227

PART V: Moving into Advanced Topics

HOUR 17: Creating Interactive Web Programs

Standard Applet Methods 235

Putting an Applet on a Web Page 238

Creating an Applet 239

Sending Parameters from a Web Page 242

Handling Parameters in an Applet 243

Using the Object Tag 245

HOUR 18: Handling Errors in a Program

Exceptions 249

Throwing Exceptions 256

Throwing and Catching Exceptions 258

HOUR 19: Creating a Threaded Program

Threads 265

Working with Threads 270

Starting with init() 272

Catching Errors as You Set Up URLs 272

Handling Screen Updates in the paint() Method 273

Starting the Thread 274

Handling Mouse Clicks 276

Displaying Revolving Links 276

HOUR 20: Reading and Writing Files

Streams 283

Writing Data to a Stream 290

Reading and Writing Configuration Properties 292

PART VI: Writing Internet Applications

HOUR 21: Reading and Writing XML Data

Creating an XML File 299

Reading an XML File 302

Reading RSS Syndication Feeds 307

HOUR 22: Creating Web Services with JAX-WS

Defining a Service Endpoint Interface 313

Creating a Service Implementation Bean 316

Publishing the Web Service 317

Using Web Service Definition Language Files 318

Creating a Web Service Client 320

HOUR 23: Creating Java2D Graphics

Using the Font Class 327

Using the Color Class 328

Creating Custom Colors 329

Drawing Lines and Shapes 329

Baking a Pie Graph 333

HOUR 24: Writing Android Apps

Introduction to Android 343

Creating an Android App 345

Running the App 352

Designing a Real App 355

PART VII: Appendixes

APPENDIX A: Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment

Installing NetBeans 373

Creating a New Project 374

Creating a New Java Class 376

Running the Application 378

Fixing Errors 378

APPENDIX B: Where to Go from Here: Java Resources

Other Books to Consider 381

Oracle’s Official Java Site 382

Other Java Websites 383

Job Opportunities 385

APPENDIX C: This Book’s Website 387

APPENDIX D: Setting Up an Android Development Environment

Getting Started 389

Installing Eclipse 390

Installing Android SDK 390

Installing the Android Plug-in for Eclipse 391

Setting Up Your Phone 394

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Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours Covering Java 7 and Android) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Gary82 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be extremely well written for people like myself that have never tried programming before. Each chapter is really easy to follow and you will have all the basics down in no time. The only thing that would have made this book a little nicer was a glossary of Java terms, but I didn't dock a star because if you can't find it on Google then you probably already failed at life.
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