Get up and running with Java in no time using this innovative virtual classroom approach!
Do you know how to harness the exciting power of object-oriented programming? Focusing on the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE™), this revolutionary book and companion online presentation take you through 19 one-hour lessons that teach you how to use Java APIs, design a GUI program, and create applets in no time. Youll quickly gain all the skills that are critical to any Java application!
Explore Java fundamentals such as keywords, the built-in data types, strings, and references
Learn how to think like an object-oriented programmer
Write, compile, and execute a Java program using the J2SE Standard Developer Kit
Progress through important Java concepts like exception handling, interfaces, collections, packages and the javadoc tool
Develop your own fully functional Java GUI applications using Swing
Perform database programming using JDBC and network programming using secure sockets and datagram packets
Write multi-threaded Java applications
Understand and develop software components following the JavaBeans specification
Join the author on the companion Web site in a training session. Follow along as he walks you through the online presentation for each chapter provided in streaming video or audio only. Source code is also available for download."...it is one of those large language books...fortunately it is one of the better ones..." (CVu- The Journal of the ACCU, February 2004)