Java: A Beginner's Guide

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This book will move - author Herb Schildt is far and away the top-selling programming author on the planet. It is estimated that by the end of 2003 there will be 4 million Java developers. Essential skills-builder provides a ground-up approach to the basics of Java 2 that includes proven pedagogy. It is a great series designed to show even complete novices how to program with Java 2.

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Essential Skills Made Easy! Updated and Expanded for J2SE 5

Learn to program in Java from master programmer and best-selling author Herb Schildt. Completely revised and updated to cover Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5 (J2SEj 5), this step-by-step guide will have you programming in practically no time. You'll start at the beginning, learning why Java is the preeminent language of the Internet, how it relates to object-oriented programming (OOP), and the general form of a Java program. Next, it's on to Java fundamentals, including data types, operators, program control statements, classes, objects, and methods. You'll then progress to more advanced topics, such as inheritance, exception handling, the I/O system, multithreading, and applets. Of course Herb covers the powerful, new features added by J2SE 5, such as generics, autoboxing, enumerations, and static import. Get started programming in Java today with this easy-to-follow tutorial. Designed for Easy Learning:

-Modules Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning
-Critical Skills Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module
-Mastery Checks End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions
-Ask the Experts Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
-Progress Checks Quick self-assessment sections check your progress
-Projects Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each module
-Annotated Syntax Example code annotated with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

About the Author: Herbert Schildt is a leading authority on Java, C, C++, and C#. His programming books have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. He is the author of numerous best-sellers, including Java: The Complete Reference, J2SE 5 Edition; C++: The Complete Reference; C: The Complete Reference; and many others.

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Herbert Schildt (Mahomet, IL) is the world's leading programming author. He is an authority on the C, C++, Java, and C# programming languages, and a master Windows programmer. His programming books have sold over three million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. Herb recently co-authored The Art of Java with fellow guru James Holmes. He is the author of numerous best sellers including, C++: The Complete Reference, C: The Complete Reference, Java 2: The Complete Reference, Java 2: A Beginner's Guide, C#: A Beginner's Guide, and many more. Schildt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.

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