Java 7 for Absolute Beginners

  • 5h 13m
  • Jay Bryant
  • Apress
  • 2012

Java 7 Programming for Absolute Beginners introduces the new core, open source Java Development Kit. Its focus is on practical knowledge and its completeness—it provides all the bits and pieces an utter novice needs to get started programming in Java.

It seems as if everyone is writing applications or apps these days for Android, BlackBerry, and the enterprise—it's where the money's at. But, how do they do it? Well, it's best to start by learning Java, one of the most popular programming languages around these days, still. Yes, that's right.

This book:

  • Teaches Java development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start
  • Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss
  • Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your code running as soon as possible

What you’ll learn

  • How a computer processes programs
  • Write a program in Java
  • Debug a program
  • Choose and manipulate the data structures that best match your purpose
  • Create a user interface in Java
  • How to do animation in a Java program
  • Advanced topics such as thread management and recursion that any programmer will soon need

About the Author

Jay Bryant has been writing about and programming computers in a variety of languages since 1987. He has written for General Electric, Motorola, 3M, Pitney Bowes, and others. He has programmed for Logical Information Machines (a Morningstar company), the Boston Globe, and others.

In this Book

  • Writing Your First Java Program
  • Java Syntax
  • Data Types
  • Operators
  • Control Flow, Looping, and Branching
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Writing a User Interface
  • Writing and Reading Files
  • Writing and Reading XML
  • Animation
  • Debugging with Eclipse
  • Video Games
  • Garbage Collection
  • Recursion
  • Generics and Regular Expressions