Java For Dummies, 5th Edition
By Barry Burd
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 432

Jumpin' Java! The bestselling Java beginner's book is now fully updated for Java 7!

Java, the object-oriented programming language that works on almost any computer, is what powers many of those cool multimedia applications. Thousands have learned Java programming from previous editions of this book — now it's your turn! Whether you're new to programming or already know a little Visual Basic or C++, you'll be doing Java in a jiffy.

  • The Java scoop — get an overview of Java, the enhancements in Java 7, and the software tools you need

  • Building blocks — learn to work with Java classes and methods and add comments

  • Get loopy — understand the value of variables and learn to control program flow with loops or decision-making statements

  • Class it up — explore classes and objects, constructors, and subclasses, and see how to reuse your code

  • A click ahead — experiment with variables and methods, use arrays and collections to juggle values, and create programs that respond to mouse clicks

Open the book and find:

  • Definitions of the many terms you'll encounter

  • The grammar of Java

  • How to save time by reusing code

  • All about if, for, switch, and while statements

  • An overview of object-oriented programming

  • Hints about handling exceptions

  • How to write Java applets

  • Ten ways to avoid mistakes

Visit the companion website at for lots of code samples that you can use in your Java programs

Learn to:

  • Combine several smaller programs to create a bigger program

  • Work with new libraries, closure, parallel frameworks, and other new features

  • Create basic Java objects and reuse code

  • Handle exceptions and events

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