Introduction to Java Programming, Brief

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 1/3/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Liang's fundamentalsfirst approach enables readers to understand the basics before being introduced to more challenging topics. Liang offers one of the broadest ranges of carefully chosen examples, reinforcing key concepts with objectives lists, introduction and chapter overviews, easy-to-follow examples, chapter summaries, review questions, programming exercises, and interactive self-test. Introduction to Computers, Programs, and Java; Elementary Programming; Selections; Loops; Methods; Single-Dimensional Arrays; Multidimensional Arrays; Objects and Classes; Strings and Text I/O; Thinking in Objects; Inheritance and Polymorphism; GUI Basics; Exception Handling; Abstract Classes and Interfaces; Graphics; Event-Driven Programming; Creating Graphical User Interfaces; Applets and Multimedia; Binary I/O; Recursion; Generics; Java Collections Framework; Algorithm Efficiency; Sorting; Lists, Stacks, and Queues, and Priority Queues; Binary Search Trees; Graphs and Applications; Weighted Graphs and Applications; Multithreading; Networking; Internationalization; Java Beans and Bean Events; Containers, Layout Managers, and Borders; Menus, Toolbars, and Dialogs; MVC and Swing Models; JTable and JTree; Java Database Programming; and 10 Bonus Web Chapters. Comprehensive coverage of Java and programming make this a useful reference for IT professionals.

Author Biography

Dr. Liang earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Okalahoma in 1991, and an MS and BS in Computer Science from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, in 1986 and 1983. Prior to joining Armstrong, he was an associate professor in computer science at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, where he twice received the Excellence in Research award.

Dr. Liang was trained in theoretical computer science. He was active in graph algorithms from 1990 to 1995 and published more than ten papers in several established journals such as SIAM Journal on Computing, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Acta Informatics, and Information Processing Letters. Since 1996, he has devoted to writing texts and published more than thirty books with Prentice Hall. His popular computer science texts are widely adopted in the world.

Dr. Liang was elected a Java Champion in 2005 by Sun Microsystems. He has given lectures on Java internationally.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers, Programs, and Java

Chapter 2 Elementary Programming

Chapter 3 Selections

Chapter 4 Loops

Chapter 5 Methods

Chapter 6 Single-Dimensional Arrays

Chapter 7 Multidimensional Arrays

Chapter 8 Objects and Classes

Chapter 9 Strings and Text I/O

Chapter 10 Thinking in Objects

Chapter 11 Inheritance and Polymorphism

Chapter 12 GUI Basics

Chapter 13 Exception Handling

Chapter 14 Abstract Classes and Interfaces

Chapter 15 Graphics

Chapter 16 Event-Driven Programming

Chapter 17 Creating Graphical User Interfaces

Chapter 18 Applets and Multimedia

Chapter 19 Binary I/O

Chapter 20 Recursion

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