Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 3rd Edition
By Barry Burd
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2012
Pages: 456

Learn Java programming the easy way and make your computer do your bidding

If you want to start writing computer programs, you've come to the right book. Here's a straightforward approach to learning Java, the object-oriented programming language that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Even if you've never written a line of code, this friendly guide will have you ordering your computer about in no time!

  • Start here — if you're a complete novice, discover what programming is all about and prepare your computer for writing and testing programs

  • Building blocks — learn the elements of a Java program, how to represent data, and how to get new values from existing ones

  • Go with the flow — take your programs to the next level and deal with larger amounts of information

  • One bite at a time — see how to solve more complex programming problems by using program units and ready-made code

  • Go graphical — discover how to program windows, buttons, and other graphical items

Visit the companion website at​ithjavafd to find all the code samples used in this book, updated for Java 7.

Open the book and find:

  • Why Java is such a cool language

  • When to use variables, values, and types

  • What you need to know about keywords, identifiers, and literals

  • How to create loops within loops

  • Why you need Eclipse

  • How to flick a virtual switch

  • Tips on using Boolean variables

  • What you can do with arrays

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