Java Programming: A Comprehensive Introduction

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January 20, 2012


Mixed media product, 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 Language 1. Java Programming Fundamentals 2. Introducing Data Types and Operators 3. Program Control Statements 4. Introducing Classes, Objects, and Methods 5. More Data Types and Operators 6. A Closer Look at Methods and Classes 7. Inheritance 8. Interfaces 9. Packages 10. Exception Packages 11. Using I/O 12. Multithreaded Programming 13. Enumerations, Autoboxing, and Annotations 14. Generics 15. Applets and the Remaining Java Keywords 16. Introduction to Object-Oriented Design PART TWO: Introducing GUI Programming with Swing 17. Swing Fundamentals 18. Exploring Swing Controls 19. Working with Menus 20. Dialogs 21. Threading, Applets, and Painting PART THREE: Exploring the Java API Library 22. String Handling 23. Exploring java.lang 24. Exploring java.util 25. Using the Data Structures in the Collections Framework 26. Networking with 27. The Concurrency Utilities Appendix A: Using Java's Documentation Comments Appendix B: An Introduction to Regular Expressions Appendix C: Answers to Selcted Exercises

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