Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition

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In this update to his international bestseller, the world’s leading programming author, Herb Schildt, teaches beginners how to program using Java SE 8.

Using the practical pedagogy that has made Herb Schildt’s Beginner’s Guides so successful, Java: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition provides new Java programmers with a completely integrated learning package. Perfect for the classroom or self-study, the book delivers the appropriate mix of theory and practical coding. You’ll be programming in Java as early as Chapter 1. In this evenly paced tutorial, each section builds upon the previous one. Each of the 15 chapters discusses an aspect of Java. Coverage of Lambda Expressions and an overview of modules is included. A brief introduction to JavaFX, Java’s GUI technology, is also covered in an appendix.

  • Key Skills and Concepts -- Each chapter opens with the specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Self-Tests -- End-of-chapter questions that test understanding
  • Ask The Expert -- Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This -- Hands-on exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each chapter
  • Annotated Syntax -- Example code annotated with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated
  • Free source code for all the examples and projects in the book is available for download

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Essential Java Programming Skills--Made Easy!

Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling 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. This Oracle Press resource also covers some of Java's more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, and Swing. Of course, new Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions and default interface methods are described. An introduction to JavaFX, Java's newest GUI, concludes this step-by-step tutorial.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & 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

The book's code examples are available FREE for download.

About the Author:

Herbert Schildt is the world’s leading programming author and a renowned authority on Java, 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 and C#: The Complete Reference.

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