The Java Tutorial A Short Course on the Basics

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-27
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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In this comprehensive, interactive tutorial, Oracle's Java development team helps programmers quickly get up to speed with the new Java 7 SE, and start building superior code from the very outset. The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, Fifth Editionfeatures exceptionally clear introductions to the fundamentals of objects, classes, and data structures, plus detailed coverage of exceptions, I/O, threads, and much more. This book is renowned for its convenient summaries, expertly-crafted questions, and hands-on practice exercises. By illuminating object-oriented programming upfront, it helps developers start leveraging the power of objects in even their most elemental programs. Step by step, readers then master each Java language feature, including variables, operators, expressions, control flow, classes, interfaces, inheritance, and generics. Fully updated for Java 7's core language and VM enhancements, it covers all the important new features in Java 7.

Author Biography


Sharon Biocca Zakhour is a principal technical writer at Oracle Corporation, and was formerly at Sun Microsystems. She has contributed to Java SE platform documentation for more than twelve years, including The Java™ Tutorial, Fourth Edition, (Addison-Wesley, 2007) and The JFC Swing Tutorial, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2004). She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in computer science, and has worked as a programmer, developer support engineer, and technical writer for thirty years.


Sowmya Kannan was previously a principal technical writer at Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems. Most recently, she was the manager of the Java SE documentation team. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the design, development, and documentation of the Java platform, Java-based middleware, and web applications.


Raymond Gallardo is a technical writer for Oracle Corporation. Previous engagements include college instructor, technical writer for IBM, and bicycle courier. He obtained his B.Sc. in computer science and English from the University of Toronto and his M.A. in creative writing from The City College of New York.


Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
2. Object-Oriented Programming
3. Language Basics
4. Classes and Objects
5. Interfaces and Inheritance
6. Generics
7. Packages
8. Numbers and Strings
9. Exceptions
10. Basic I/O
11. Collections
12. Concurrency
13. Regular Expressions
14. The Platform Environment
15. Swing
16. Packaging Programs in JAR Files
17. Rich Internet Applications
18. Applets
19. Java Web Start Applications
20. Doing More with RIA
21. Deployment Toolkit
22. JNLP
Appendix - Java Language Keywords

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