Java in easy steps, 4th edition (covers Java 7)


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Java in easy steps, 4th edition (covers Java 7)


By Mike McGrath

Publication: August 31, 2011
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-443-5

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About the book

Java in easy steps instructs you how to easily create your own exciting Java programs. Now, updated for Java 7, it contains separate chapters on the major features of the Java language. Complete example programs with colorized code illustrate each important aspect of Java programming -all in easy steps.

Now, in its fourth edition Java in easy steps begins by explaining how to download and install the free Java Development Kit (JDK) so that you can quickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the examples.

This book assumes no previous knowledge of any programming language so it’s ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Java. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of the Java language and be able to write your own Java programs and compile them into executable files that can be run on any Java-enabled computer.


About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.

Reader review by James Hayes on Java in easy steps, 4th edition

“I did ‘computer science’ in the old days – pre object orientated design. I have spent the last ten years, on and off, buying various books and trying to get to grips with classes, objects, overloading and inheritance. This book did it for me. I read it, cover to cover, inside a week. I’ll avoid the hyperbole. It is excellent. It does what it says: ‘ … in easy steps’.”


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What is Java?

How to install the Java Development Kit

How to write your first Java program

How to compile and run a Java program

How to create a Java variable

How to recognize Java data types

How to create constants in Java

How to add comments in Java

How to troubleshoot problems in Java


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