Java in easy steps, 5th edition – covers Java 8


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Shows you how to easily create your own Java programs using the free Java Development Kit (JDK) for the Java SE (Standard Edition) platform. Updated for Java 8, and illustrated with colorized code.

Pages: 192
Publication: July 31, 2014

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About the book

Java in easy steps, 5th edition instructs you how to easily create your own exciting Java programs. Now, updated for Java 8, 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 fifth edition, Java in easy steps begins by explaining how to download and install the free Java Development Kit (JDK) for the Java SE (Standard Edition) platform. This allows you to quickly begin creating 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.

Table of Contents:

  1. Getting started
  2. Performing operations
  3. Making statements
  4. Directing values
  5. Manipulating data
  6. Creating classes
  7. Importing functions
  8. Building interfaces
  9. Recognizing events
  10. Deploying programs













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.


ISBN: 978-1-84078-621-7


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