Java Programming 24-Hour Trainer Paperback – Feb 15 2011
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From the Back Cover
A guru in the field gets you started programming with Java
As one of the most popular languages for building web applications, Java is often the first language that programmers learn to use. This self-paced book-and-video combination is an ideal introduction to the world of programming with Java. With it and the Java Development Kit, you can compile your first program. Assuming little or no programming experience, the easy-to-follow lessons are reinforced by step-by-step instructions on the DVD that demonstrate how to execute each task, allowing you to master Java programming quickly and seamlessly.
Java Programming 24-Hour Trainer:
Teaches you the variety of Java-related technologies that are most in demand
Covers the fundamental concepts, important terms, and best practices of programming with Java for real-world applications
Covers the latest release of Java EE 6 used for developing server-side applications
Walks you through writing and architecting practical Java applications
Includes instructions for preparing for technical job interviews
Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
On the DVD
- Don't just learn—do!
- The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD—hours of video tutorials!
You'll learn to:
Understand Java basics
Program with abstract classes and interfaces
Develop UI with Java Swing
Explore concurrent execution
Read data from the Internet
Send e-mails with Java
Work with Application Server
Develop web applications with Servlets, JSP, and JSF
Design with EJB and messaging
Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
About the Author
Yakov Fain works as a software architect for Farata Systems, a company that provides consulting services in the field of development of enterprise applications. He has authored several technical books and many articles on software development. Sun Microsystems has nominated and awarded Mr. Fain with the title of Java Champion, which has been presented to only a hundred and fifty people in the world. He leads the Princeton Java Users Group. Yakov's Twitter id is @yfain.
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This book is excellent if you know another language and want to get quickly running in java. But its also for newbies who wish to just start programming. Each chapter is direct, no wasted words. And if you don't understanding something, you can watch the video.
You will not be a java pro when you finish the book but you will be able to write useful programs. And the book never intends to make you a pro. It is EXCELLENT for what it does and I highly recommend it as a first book for anyone wishing to learn java.
It uses the Free Editor Eclipse which is a plus. And you get to see the author write and run code in the editor you'll be using. The book teaches Java 6 so it is current as I write this. As a beginning java book it is worth every penny.
Book helped me to find out how whole Java Technology is working and how everything interacts and organized.
Will it tech you how to program? Not really, but It will orient you in the right direction, if you new to Java EE platform.
Price and thickness speaks for itself, and how author mentioned - "there are no miracles". If you want to learn how to program get Liang or some other thick 1300 pages book with LOTS of exercises and spend tremendous amount of time programming, then get another 1300 pages "Thinking in Java" Bruce Eckel, then "Effective Java" or patters by Head First and more. At least that is my agenda. Thin 24 hour trainers won't help you become programmer, but I think book is good what it was written for. Its not a "Java core book", its a 24 hour trainer through almost all Java technology to help you to get started in Java EE.
why 4 stars,- I would like to see not only an examples of how to use certain technologies but 2-3 exercises as well for practice. This way book would be priceless.
One of the advantages of this book is that it gives a big picture of the Java SE and EE platforms. Dozens of technologies' acronyms, which I was afraid of in the past (like JSF, JMS, JNDI etc.) are now familiar to me. Moreover, I understand where and when these technologies are applicable.
Of course, I can't be considered a Java EE guru after reading this book. But now, when I know the possibilities of the Java platform, I can continue with online tutorials and other books, dedicated to concrete Java EE technologies I'm going to work with on a particular project.
Thank you, Yakov!