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What the book covers: "Java 7 For Dummies" remains the straightforward reference on Java, covering object-oriented programming basics with Java, code reuse, the essentials of creating a Java program using the new JDK 7. The book helps readers create basic Java objects as well as figure out when they can reuse existing code. - Updated coverage: This edition is updated to cover the changes with Java 7 including enhanced multimedia capabilities, and new programming features such as closures, new libraries, new tools, parallel frameworks and more. The book also has been updated with Eclipse coverage covering both Jcreator and Eclipse. - Website includes all the code from the book and Bonus Content. - CD will contain JCreator, all code from the book and sample applications.
Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Drew University. He frequently contributes to various online technology resources, including JavaBoutique.com, and is the author of Ruby On Rails For Dummies and the previous edition of this book.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: All about Java
Chapter 2: All about Software
Chapter 3: Using the Basic Building Blocks
Part II: Writing Your Own Java Programs
Chapter 4: Making the Most of Variables and Their Values
Chapter 5: Controlling Program Flow with Decision-Making Statements
Chapter 6: Controlling Program Flow with Loops
Part III: Working with the Big Picture: Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 7: Thinking in Terms of Classes and Objects
Chapter 8: Saving Time and Money: Reusing Existing Code
Chapter 9: Constructing New Objects
Part IV: Savvy Java Techniques
Chapter 10: Putting Variables and Methods Where They Belong
Chapter 11: Using Arrays and Collections to Juggle Values
Chapter 12: Looking Good When Things Take Unexpected Turns
Chapter 13: Sharing Names among the Parts of a Java Program
Chapter 14: Responding to Keystrokes and Mouse Clicks