The world of IT is always evolving, but in every area there are stable, coreconcepts that anyone just setting out needed to know last year, needs to knowthis year, and will still need to know next year. The purpose of theFoundations series is to identify these concepts and present them in a waythat gives you the strongest possible starting point, no matter what yourendeavor.
Java Foundations provides essential knowledge aboutwhat has arguably become the world’s most important programming language.What you learn here will benefit you in the short term, as you acquire andpractice your skills, and in the long term, as you use them. Topics coveredinclude:
The history of Java
Keywords and operators
Basic andadvanced concepts in object-oriented programming