Introduction to Java Programming, Comprehensive

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-03
  • 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

Chapter 21 Generics

Chapter 22 Java Collections Framework

Chapter 23 Algorithm Efficiency

Chapter 24 Sorting

Chapter 25 Lists, Stacks, and Queues, and Priority Queues

Chapter 26 Binary Search Trees

Chapter 27 Graphs and Applications

Chapter 28 Weighted Graphs and Applications

Chapter 29 Multithreading

Chapter 30 Networking

Chapter 31 Internationalization

Chapter 32 JavaBeans and Bean Events

Chapter 33 Containers, Layout Managers, and Borders

Chapter 34 Menus, Toolbars, and Dialogs 

Chapter 35 MVC and Swing Models

Chapter 36 JTable and JTree

Chapter 37 Java Database Programming

Chapter 38-48 are bonus chapters on the Web

Chapter 38 Advanced Java Database Programming

Chapter 39 Servlets

Chapter 40 JavaServer Pages

Chapter 41 JSF and Visual Web Development

Chapter 42 Web Services

Chapter 43 Remote Method Invocation

Chapter 44 Java 2D

Chapter 45 AVL Trees and Splay Trees

Chapter 46 2-4 Trees and B-Trees

Chapter 47 Red-Black Trees

Chapter 48 Hashing

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Awesome textbook March 10, 2011
I purchased this textbook because I needed to learn more about java and this book had it all. It was perfect, After going through many books, I can safely say that any java problem I come across I look to this book first :). This book provides excellent preparation for those students willing to work hard and the exercises are tremendously effective in forcing you to think not only about why your proposed solution works but why it doesn't work. After reading this textbook I was be able to grasp concepts of problem-solving and programming. All I can say is I wish i had this book while beginning to learn java.
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