Java: A Beginner's Guide, Eighth Edition

  • 10h 11m
  • Herbert Schildt
  • Oracle Press
  • 2019

Up-to-Date, Essential Java Programming Skills―Made Easy!

Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 11 (Java SE 11), Java: A Beginner’s Guide, Eighth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Best-selling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. The book also covers some of Java’s more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, lambda expressions, modules, and Swing. As an added bonus, an introduction to JShell, Java’s interactive programming tool, is included. Best of all, it’s written in the clear, crisp, uncompromising style that has made Schildt the choice of millions worldwide.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills and Concepts―Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert―Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This―Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Self Tests―End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skills
  • Annotated Syntax―Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

About the Author

Herbert Schildt is one of the world’s leading programming authors and has written extensively on Java, C, C++, and C#. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Herb’s acclaimed books include Java: The Complete Reference, Java: A Beginner's Guide, C: The Complete Reference, C++: The Complete Reference and C#: The Complete Reference.

In this Book

  • Java Fundamentals
  • Introducing Data Types and Operators
  • Program Control Statements
  • Introducing Classes, Objects, and Methods
  • More Data Types and Operators
  • A Closer Look at Methods and Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Packages and Interfaces
  • Exception Handling
  • Using I/O
  • Multithreaded Programming
  • Enumerations, Autoboxing, Static Import, and Annotations
  • Generics
  • Lambda Expressions and Method References
  • Modules
  • Introducing Swing


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