Java Programming: A Comprehensive Introduction

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January 20, 2012


Paperback, 1184 pages


007802207X / 9780078022074


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Main description

Java Programming: A Comprehensive Introduction is designed for an introductory programming course using Java. This text takes a logical approach to the presentation of core topics, moving step-by-step from the basics to more advanced material, with objects being introduced at the appropriate time. The book is divided into three parts:

  • Part One covers the elements of the Java language and the fundamentals of programming. An introduction to object-oriented design is also included.
  • Part Two introduces GUI (Graphical User Interface) programming using Swing.
  • Part Three explores key aspects of Java's API (Application Programming Interface) library, including the Collections Framework and the concurrency API.

Herb Schildt has written many successful programming books in Java, C++, C, and C#. His books have sold more than three million copies. Dale Skrien is a professor at Colby College with degrees from the University of Illinois-Champaign, the University of Washington, and St. Olaf College. He's also authored two books and is very active in SIGCSE.

Table of contents

PART ONE: The Java Language1. Java Programming Fundamentals2. Introducing Data Types and Operators3. Program Control Statements4. Introducing Classes, Objects, and Methods5. More Data Types and Operators6. A Closer Look at Methods and Classes7. Inheritance8. Interfaces9. Packages10. Exception Packages11. Using I/O12. Multithreaded Programming13. Enumerations, Autoboxing, and Annotations14. Generics15. Applets and the Remaining Java Keywords16. Introduction to Object-Oriented DesignPART TWO: Introducing GUI Programming with Swing17. Swing Fundamentals18. Exploring Swing Controls19. Working with Menus20. Dialogs21. Threading, Applets, and PaintingPART THREE: Exploring the Java API Library22. String Handling23. Exploring java.lang24. Exploring java.util25. Using the Data Structures in the Collections Framework26. Networking with java.net27. The Concurrency UtilitiesAppendix A: Using Java's Documentation CommentsAppendix B: An Introduction to Regular ExpressionsAppendix C: Answers to Selcted Exercises

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