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Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Drew University. He frequently contributes to various online technology resources, including, and is the author of Ruby On Rails For Dummies and the previous edition of this book.

Java, the object-oriented programming language that works on almost any computer, is what powers many of those cool multimedia applications. Thousands have learned Java programming from previous editions of this book - now it's your turn! Whether you're new to programming or already know a little Visual Basic or C++, you'll be doing Java in a jiffy.

The Java scoop - get an overview of Java, the enhancements in Java 7, and the software tools you need

Building blocks - learn to work with Java classes and methods and add comments

Get loopy - understand the value of variables and learn to control program flow with loops or decision-making statements

Class it up - explore classes and objects, constructors, and subclasses, and see how to reuse your code

A click ahead - experiment with variables and methods, use arrays and collections to juggle values, and create programs that respond to mouse clicks

Open the book and find:

Definitions of the many terms you'll encounter

The grammar of Java

How to save time by reusing code

All about if, for, switch, and while statements

An overview of object-oriented programming

Hints about handling exceptions

How to write Java applets

Ten ways to avoid mistakes


Country Of Origin United States
ISBN 9780470371732
Genre COMPUTERS / Programming Languages / Java
Format Paperback
Pages 404
Publisher Date 2011-08-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher For Dummies
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 7.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.4 lb
Language English
Series Name For Dummies
Edition Number 5
Audience General/trade
Authors Burd, Barry

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