From the Back Cover
The most thorough and accessible introduction to the Java language
Whether you want to learn Java to write customized applets to embed in your web pages or large-scale applications, this is the book for you. Ivor Horton's comprehensive and easy-to-use tutorial guide provides you with the essential know-how for developing programs using the latest Java Development Kit 7 (JDK 7). It integrates step-by-step examples with clear explanations of key concepts to clearly show you the ins and outs of Java development. As you progress through the chapters, you'll gain invaluable programming experience that will enable you to begin writing fully featured, real-world Java programs.
Ivor Horton's Beginning Java:
Covers the main terms and concepts that are essential to programming in Java
Explains what the language elements do and how you can effectively apply them in practice
Provides an extensive introduction to the key packages in the Java class library illustrated with full working examples
Walks you through building a robust application to give you a better understanding of how to apply Java in practical projects
Explores the XML and XSLT capability that comes with the JDK
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
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About the Author
is one of the preeminent authors of tutorials on the Java, C, and C++ programming languages. He is widely known for the tutorial style of his books, which provide step-by-step guidance easily understood even by first-time programmers. Horton is also a systems consultant in private practice.