Java All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition
By Doug Lowe
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 912

You too can be a Java guru! From getting started to website and mobile app-building, here's the scoop

There's a lot to know about Java, the programming language that lets you create all kinds of cool websites and mobile apps. So isn't it great that all the important stuff is in this one handy guide? From what Java is and how to download it to creating interactive sites, working with databases, and writing simple game programs, here's just what you need to know!

  • Getting started — learn what Java does, download and install it, and work with the command-line tools and TextPad

  • All the basics — explore programming essentials, object-oriented programming concepts, and special programming techniques

  • Get in the Swing — find out how Swing lets you write programs that respond when the user clicks a button or types text

  • Fun with files and databases — use Java's database interface and XML features to work with stored data

  • Let's play — fiddle with fonts and colors, draw pictures, work with images and media, and create animations

Visit the companion website at for all the code listings in this book plus bonus chapters about Eclipse, JavaBeans, BigDecimals, and using menus.

Open the book and find:

  • Java's strengths and weaknesses

  • All about Java API classes

  • How to work with loops and methods

  • Tips on working with classes

  • What to do with strings and arrays

  • How Swing enables user input

  • A guide to creating applets

  • Cool game programming tips

9 books in 1

  • Java Basics

  • Programming Basics

  • Object-Oriented Programming

  • Strings, Arrays, and Collections

  • Programming Techniques

  • Swing

  • Web Programming

  • Files and Databases

  • Fun and Games

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