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Java For Dummies [Paperback]

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Aug. 11 2011 0470371730 978-0470371732 5
The top-selling beginning Java book is now fully updated for Java 7!

Java is the platform-independent, object-oriented programming language used for developing web and mobile applications. The revised version offers new functionality and features that have programmers excited, and this popular guide covers them all. This book helps programmers create basic Java objects and learn when they can reuse existing code. It's just what inexperienced Java developers need to get going quickly with Java 2 Standard Edition 7.0 (J2SE 7.0) and Java Development Kit 7.0 (JDK 7).

  • Explores how the new version of Java offers more robust functionality and new features such as closures to keep Java competitive with more syntax-friendly languages like Python and Ruby
  • Covers object-oriented programming basics with Java, code reuse, the essentials of creating a Java program using the new JDK 7, creating basic Java objects, and new Eclipse features
  • A companion web site offers all code from the book and bonus chapters

Written by a Java trainer, Java For Dummies, 5th Edition will enable even novice programmers to start creating Java applications quickly and easily.

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Jumpin' Java! The bestselling Java beginner's book is now fully updated for Java 7!

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

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/javafordummies5e for lots of code samples that you can use in your Java programs

Learn to:

  • Combine several smaller programs to create a bigger program

  • Work with new libraries, closure, parallel frameworks, and other new features

  • Create basic Java objects and reuse code

  • Handle exceptions and events

About the Author

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

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5.0 out of 5 stars very good March 13 2014
By j
this book is great, The way the author writes is amazing. It is worth trying

buy it if your new to java
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good March 13 2014
By j
I got this book at chapters

It was very good, The author starts off small and then goes big and I love the way he explains how to learn Java he makes it funny with a some jokes here and there and fun by telling story's and then making the story's into a java programs.

I am very happy that I bought this book
you should too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book For ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS! Sept. 15 2013
By Sani
I Looked At All The Bad Reviews About This Book And The Good And Decided To Buy It, This Book Also Has A VERY USEFUL SITE, It Has Diagrams Of The Code And Everything. This Book Is A Great Book To Learn Java And A Great Reference To Those Who Already Know It. Book Is Easy To Use And Understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, good strategy of learning July 2 2013
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You want to learn the basics of java and be able to code mostly anything on java, here is a good book
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK if you already know another programming language Nov. 6 2012
By Patricia C. Glaab - Published on Amazon.com
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This book seemed to be more of a Java for C Programmers, rather than a Java for Dummies. I guess that's OK, but my son was really hoping for a book that started from square one. So if you're a good programmer in another language, this book will shepherd you through Java differences pretty well. If you only know a language like HTML and want to be able to program applications in Java, not so good.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Jumpstart For Old Programmers. April 28 2012
By Lifelong Learner - Published on Amazon.com
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As someone who programmed in BASIC FORTRAN Pascal HPL and infequently COBOL back in the eighties this has been a good book for reintroduction. Once I start actual programming I can turn to the dozens of resources out there. This book does what none of them do...get you through all those `what the **** are they talking about` moments that keep experienced programmers from getting back in the game and doing what the young guys cant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Java time Feb. 29 2012
By KarenM - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was very helpful. I was hired as a Java Software Development trainee. The book provided by the company was ok but tended to be long winded. The on line support for Java For Dummies was easier to understand. The price was very good. I recommend to anyone seeking Java stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for a Newbie... Nov. 8 2011
By Kevin J Houston - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book if you are just learning to program in JAVA. It is very easy to read and understand.
It has help me a lot with my venture in learning to program in JAVA.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to learn Java! Oct. 1 2011
By D. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great for beginners to launch into a Java career and an excellent point of reference for the advanced Java software developer as well. Barry Burd presents a wide range of examples and analogies to help the reader grasp Java from any angle.
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