Java: A Beginner’s Guide, 3rd Edition

Learn the fundamentals of Java 2 programming from renowned Java genius Herb Schildt. Discover why Java is the preeminent language of the Internet, how to use object-oriented programming, and how to write programs with the general form of Java. Coverage includes advanced topics such as inheritance, exception handling, the I/O system, applets, and much more.

From the Back Cover
Essential Skills–Made Easy! Updated and Expanded for J2SE 5

Learn to program in Java from master programmer and best-selling author Herb Schildt. Completely revised and updated to cover Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5 (J2SEj 5), this step-by-step guide will have you programming in practically no time. You’ll start at the beginning, learning why Java is the preeminent language of the Internet, how it relates to object-oriented programming (OOP), and the general form of a Java program. Next, it’s on to Java fundamentals, including data types, operators, program control statements, classes, objects, and methods. You’ll then progress to more advanced topics, such as inheritance, exception handling, the I/O system, multithreading, and applets. Of course Herb covers the powerful, new features added by J2SE 5, such as generics, autoboxing, enumerations, and static import. Get started programming in Java today with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Modules–Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning
  • Critical Skills–Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module
  • Mastery Checks–End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions
  • Ask the Experts–Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Progress Checks–Quick self-assessment sections check your progress
  • Projects–Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each module
  • Annotated Syntax–Example code annotated with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Book Details

  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 3rd Edition (March, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072231890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072231892
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