Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition (INKLING CH)

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 9, 2014 - Computers - 728 pages
Essential Java Programming Skills--Made Easy!

Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. This Oracle Press resource also covers some of Java's more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, and Swing. Of course, new Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions and default interface methods are described. An introduction to JavaFX, Java's newest GUI, concludes this step-by-step tutorial.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts -- Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert -- Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This -- Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Self Tests -- End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skills
  • Annotated Syntax -- Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

The book's code examples are available FREE for download.

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This book is more then I could hope for! It teaches all the java essentials, from setting up the compiler to building a GUI. It taught me most of what I know. The one thing I dislike about this book is that it is occasionally difficult to understand, but over all I am very pleased with this it and advise you to buy it if you are looking to learn Java. 


Introducing Data Types and Operators
Program Control Statements
Introducing Classes Objects and Methods

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Herbert Schildt is the world’s leading programming author and a renowned authority on Java, C++, and C#. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Herb’s acclaimed books include Java: The Complete Reference, Java: A Beginner's Guide, C++: The Complete Reference and C#: The Complete Reference.

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