Ivor Horton's Beginning Java

Ivor Horton's Beginning Java

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Find out why thousands have turned to Ivor Horton for learning Java Ivor Horton's approach is teaching Java is so effective and popular that he is one of the leading authors of introductory programming tutorials, with over 160,000 copies of his Java books sold. In this latest edition, whether you're a beginner or an experienced programmer switching to Java, you'll learn how to build real-world Java applications using Java SE 7. The author thoroughly covers the basics as well as new features such as extensions and classes; extended coverage of the Swing Application Framework; and he does it all in his unique, highly accessible style that beginners love.
* Provides a thorough introduction to the latest version of the Java programming language, Java SE 7 * Introduces you to a host of new features for both novices and experienced programmers * Covers the basics as well as new language extensions and classes and class methods * Guides you through the Swing Application Framework for creating Swing apps * Uses numerous step-by-step programming examples to guide you through the development process There's no better way to get thoroughly up to speed on the latest version of Java than with Ivor Horton's latest, comprehensive guide.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1152 pages
  • 190 x 233 x 58mm | 1,966g
  • WROX PRESS
  • United States
  • English
  • Java 7 ed
  • w. ill.
  • 0470404140
  • 9780470404140
  • 580,118

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The most thorough and accessible introduction to the Java language Whether you want to learn Java to write customized applets to embed in your web pages or large-scale applications, this is the book for you. Ivor Horton's comprehensive and easy-to-use tutorial guide provides you with the essential know-how for developing programs using the latest Java Development Kit 7 (JDK 7). It integrates step-by-step examples with clear explanations of key concepts to clearly show you the ins and outs of Java development. As you progress through the chapters, you'll gain invaluable programming experience that will enable you to begin writing fully featured, real-world Java programs. Ivor Horton's Beginning Java: Covers the main terms and concepts that are essential to programming in Java Explains what the language elements do and how you can effectively apply them in practice Provides an extensive introduction to the key packages in the Java class library illustrated with full working examples Walks you through building a robust application to give you a better understanding of how to apply Java in practical projects Explores the XML and XSLT capability that comes with the JDK Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved. wrox.com Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.
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Table of contents

WELCOME xxix CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING JAVA 1 CHAPTER 2: PROGRAMS, DATA, VARIABLES, AND CALCULATION 27 CHAPTER 3: LOOPS AND LOGIC 71 CHAPTER 4: ARRAYS AND STRINGS 113 CHAPTER 5: DEFINING CLASSES 165 CHAPTER 6: EXTENDING CLASSES AND INHERITANCE 221 CHAPTER 7: EXCEPTIONS 279 CHAPTER 8: UNDERSTANDING STREAMS 309 CHAPTER 9: ACCESSING FILES AND DIRECTORIES 335 CHAPTER 10: WRITING FILES 365 CHAPTER 11: READING FILES 415 CHAPTER 12: SERIALIZING OBJECTS 451 CHAPTER 13: GENERIC CLASS TYPES 469 CHAPTER 14: THE COLLECTIONS FRAMEWORK 517 CHAPTER 15: A COLLECTION OF USEFUL CLASSES 565 CHAPTER 16: THREADS 619 CHAPTER 17: CREATING WINDOWS 661 CHAPTER 18: HANDLING EVENTS 733 CHAPTER 19: DRAWING IN A WINDOW 787 CHAPTER 20: EXTENDING THE GUI 845 CHAPTER 21: FILING AND PRINTING DOCUMENTS 913 CHAPTER 22: JAVA AND XML 969 CHAPTER 23: CREATING AND MODIFYING XML DOCUMENTS 1031 APPENDIX A: KEYWORDS 1077 APPENDIX B: COMPUTER ARITHMETIC 1079 INDEX 1085
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About Ivor Horton

Ivor Horton is one of the preeminent authors of tutorials on the Java, C, and C++ programming languages. He is widely known for the tutorial style of his books, which provide step-by-step guidance easily understood even by first-time programmers. Horton is also a systems consultant in private practice.
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