Beginning Java 2, SDK 1.4 Edition by Ivor Horton

By Ivor Horton

What's this ebook about?The Java language has been transforming into from power to power seeing that its inception in 1995. It has on the grounds that proved to be either robust and terribly effortless to profit and use. this is often what makes it excellent for the newbie. With dramatic alterations to the dealing with of documents, and the creation of local aid for XML, Java has been up-to-date to paintings swifter and to be present with the terrific upward thrust of XML as a medium for speaking data.This variation of the start Java books outlines every thing the start programmer must understand to software with the Java programming language and the 1.4 Java Developer package (JDK). With the discharge of JDK 1.4, programmers can stay up for the main sturdy variation but, or even greater functionality than used to be on hand previously.Over the process the ebook, you'll construct an instance program known as Sketcher — an easy drawing software — that teaches you the way to construct an interactive consumer interface with Java, tips to store and open records, how you can use colour, and the way to answer consumer input.What does this booklet cover?Teaches the Java language from scratchObject-oriented Programming in JavaHandling mistakes and exceptions in applicationsManipulating facts and filesConcurrent programming and threadsA finished advent to Swing, the graphical consumer interface API for JavaPrinting in JavaAn advent to XMLWho is that this publication for?Ivor's inimitable sort has proved to be successful with approximately part 1000000 individuals with its effortless to benefit procedure and the numerous priceless examples. frequently voted the preferred Java programming ebook, this ebook teaches Java from scratch and assumes no prior wisdom. it's also compatible when you have gotten a few programming event, specifically C or C++, so that it will make studying more uncomplicated.

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There are lots of other keywords in Java that you will pick up as we go along. You just need to remember that you must not use any of them for any other purposes. 21 Chapter 1 We won't go into the detail of how the class Hat is defined, since we don't need it at this point. The lines appearing between the braces above are not code; they are actually program comments, since they begin with two successive forwarded slashes. The compiler will ignore anything on a line that follows two successive forward slashes in your Java programs, so you will use this to add explanations to your programs.

The examples also provide a good base for experimentation and will hopefully inspire you to create programs of your own. It's important to try things out – you will learn as much (if not more) from your mistakes as you will from the things that work first time. com. 4 or later. Other requirements for most of the chapters are fairly minimal: a copy of a text editor and a command line window from which to run the Java tools. Details of the requirements for the book and how to acquire and install them are provided in Chapter 1.

If you find something wrong with this book, or you just think something has been badly explained or is misleading in some way, then leave your message here. You'll still receive our customary quick reply, but you'll also have the advantage that every author will be able to see your problem at once and help deal with it. Enroll now; it's all part of our free support system. 4 Introduction 5 Introducing Java This chapter will give you an appreciation of what the Java language is all about. Understanding the details of what we'll discuss in this chapter is not important at this stage; you will see all of them again in greater depth in later chapters of the book.

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