Direct from the creators of the Javaâ¢ programming language, the completely revised fourth edition of The Javaâ¢ Programming Language is an indispensable resource for novice and advanced programmers alike.
Developers around the world have used previous editions to quickly gain a deep understanding of the Java programming language, its design goals, and how to use it most effectively in real-world development. Now, Ken Arnold, James Gosling, and David Holmes have updated this classic to reflect the major enhancements in Javaâ¢ 2 Standard Edition 5.0 (J2SEâ¢ 5.0).
The authors systematically cover most classes in Javaâs main packages, java.lang.*, java.util, and java.io, presenting in-depth explanations of why these classes work as they do, with informative examples. Several new chapters and major sections have been added, and every chapter has been updated to reflect todayâs best practices for building robust, efficient, and maintainable Java software.
Key changes in this edition include
The Javaâ¢ Programming Language, Fourth Edition, is the definitive tutorial introduction to the Java language and essential libraries and an indispensable reference for all programmers, including those with extensive experience. It brings together insights you can only get from the creators of Java: insights that will help you write software of exceptional quality.
The second edition adds new language features and end-of-chapter GUI sections that include animation. New chapters include an introduction to the Java Collections Framework and an in-depth treatment of recursion. Two new supplementary chapters on the bookâs companion website describe the JavaFX GUI platform.
Before diving into object-oriented programming (OOP) in Chapter 6, the second edition includes a âmini-chapterâ that describes how to write multiple-method programs in a non-OOP environment. Those who want to continue this theme can follow an optional âlate objectsâ approach by reading two chapters on the bookâs website before returning to OOP in Chapter 6. Some key features include:
â¢A conversational, easy-to-follow writing style.
â¢Simple GUI programming early, in an optional standalone graphics track.
â¢Well-identified alternatives for altering the book's sequence to fit individual needs.
â¢Well-developed projects in six different academic disciplines, with a handy summary.
â¢Detailed customizable PowerPointTM lecture slides, with icon-keyed hidden notes.
I have used the Dean and Dean book in my Introduction to Java Programming class for the past year. This is an excellent text and I am very happy with it. It is the only text that I have ever used that always gets positive comments from students on my class evaluations even though there is no question asked about the text. The chapters are well thought out and the coverage is complete. The progression from topic-to-topic is masterful, and the writing is exceptionally clear and at the perfect level for an introductory Java class.
â Ralph Duffy, South Seattle Community College
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Computer programming with Java is easier than it looks. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn to write computer programs in Java.
Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, popular author Rogers Cadenhead helps you master the skills and technology you need to create desktop and web programs, web services, an Android app, and even Minecraft mods in Java.
Each lesson builds on what youâve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to program with Java.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help youÂ test your knowledge.
Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information,Â advice, and warnings.
Learn how toâ¦
â¢ Set up your Java programming environment
â¢ Write your first working program in just minutes
â¢ Control program decisions and behavior
â¢ Store and work with information
â¢ Build straightforward user interfaces
â¢ Create interactive web programs
â¢ Use threading to build more responsive programs
â¢ Read and write files and XML data
â¢ Master best practices for object-oriented programming
â¢ Use Java 9âs new HTTP client
â¢ Use Java to create an Android app
â¢ Expand your skills with closures
â¢ Create Minecraft mods with Java
Contents at a Glance
Part I Getting Started
1 Becoming a Programmer
2 Writing Your First Program
3 Vacationing in Java
4 Understanding How Java Programs Work
Part II Learning the Basics of Programming
5 Storing and Changing Information in a Program
6 Using Strings to Communicate
7 Using Conditional Tests to Make Decisions
8 Repeating an Action with Loops
Part III Working with Information in New Ways
9 Storing Information with Arrays
10 Creating Your First Object
11 Describing What Your Object is Like
12 Making the Most of Existing Objects
Part IV Moving into Advanced Topics
13 Storing Objects in Data Structures
14 Handling Errors in a Program
15 Creating a Threaded Program
16 Using Inner Classes and Closures
Part V Programming a Graphical User Interface
17 Building a Simple User Interface in Swing
18 Laying Out a User Interface
19 Responding to User Input
Part VI Writing Internet Applications
20 Reading and Writing Files
21 Using Java 9's New HTTP Client
22 Creating Java2D Graphics
23 Creating Minecraft Mods with Java
24 Writing Android Apps
A Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment
B Where to Go from Here Java Resources
C This Book's Web Site
D Fixing a Problem with the Android Studio Emulator
Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, Second Edition is designed to be easy to read and understand although the topic itself is complicated. Algorithms are the procedures that software programs use to manipulate data structures. Besides clear and simple example programs, the author includes a workshop as a small demonstration program executable on a Web browser. The programs demonstrate in graphical form what data structures look like and how they operate. In the second edition, the program is rewritten to improve operation and clarify the algorithms, the example programs are revised to work with the latest version of the Java JDK, and questions and exercises will be added at the end of each chapter making the book evenÂ more useful.
Suggested solutions to the programming projects found at the end of each chapter are made available to instructors at recognized educational institutions. This educational supplement can be found at www.prenhall.com, in the Instructor Resource Center.
In todayâs app-driven era, when programs are asynchronous and responsiveness is so vital, reactive programming can help you write code thatâs more reliable, easier to scale, and better-performing. With this practical book, Java developers will first learn how to view problems in the reactive way, and then build programs that leverage the best features of this exciting new programming paradigm.
Authors Tomasz Nurkiewicz and Ben Christensen include concrete examples that use the RxJava library to solve real-world performance issues on Android devices as well as the server. Youâll learn how RxJava leverages parallelism and concurrency to help you solve todayâs problems. This book also provides a preview of the upcoming 2.0 release.
"I was fortunate indeed to have worked with a fantastic team on the design and implementation of the concurrency features added to the Java platform in Java 5.0 and Java 6. Now this same team provides the best explanation yet of these new features, and of concurrency in general. Concurrency is no longer a subject for advanced users only. Every Java developer should read this book."--Martin BuchholzJDK Concurrency Czar, Sun Microsystems
"For the past 30 years, computer performance has been driven by Moore's Law; from now on, it will be driven by Amdahl's Law. Writing code that effectively exploits multiple processors can be very challenging. Java Concurrency in Practice provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to write safe and scalable Java programs for today's--and tomorrow's--systems."--Doron RajwanResearch Scientist, Intel Corp
"This is the book you need if you're writing--or designing, or debugging, or maintaining, or contemplating--multithreaded Java programs. If you've ever had to synchronize a method and you weren't sure why, you owe it to yourself and your users to read this book, cover to cover."--Ted NewardAuthor of Effective Enterprise Java
"Brian addresses the fundamental issues and complexities of concurrency with uncommon clarity. This book is a must-read for anyone who uses threads and cares about performance."--Kirk PepperdineCTO, JavaPerformanceTuning.com
"This book covers a very deep and subtle topic in a very clear and concise way, making it the perfect Java Concurrency reference manual. Each page is filled with the problems (and solutions!) that programmers struggle with every day. Effectively exploiting concurrency is becoming more and more important now that Moore's Law is delivering more cores but not faster cores, and this book will show you how to do it."--Dr. Cliff ClickSenior Software Engineer, Azul Systems
"I have a strong interest in concurrency, and have probably written more thread deadlocks and made more synchronization mistakes than most programmers. Brian's book is the most readable on the topic of threading and concurrency in Java, and deals with this difficult subject with a wonderful hands-on approach. This is a book I am recommending to all my readers of The Java Specialists' Newsletter, because it is interesting, useful, and relevant to the problems facing Java developers today."--Dr. Heinz KabutzThe Java Specialists' Newsletter
"I've focused a career on simplifying simple problems, but this book ambitiously and effectively works to simplify a complex but critical subject: concurrency. Java Concurrency in Practice is revolutionary in its approach, smooth and easy in style, and timely in its delivery--it's destined to be a very important book."--Bruce TateAuthor of Beyond Java
" Java Concurrency in Practice is an invaluable compilation of threading know-how for Java developers. I found reading this book intellectually exciting, in part because it is an excellent introduction to Java's concurrency API, but mostly because it captures in a thorough and accessible way expert knowledge on threading not easily found elsewhere."--Bill VennersAuthor of Inside the Java Virtual Machine
Threads are a fundamental part of the Java platform. As multicore processors become the norm, using concurrency effectively becomes essential for building high-performance applications. Java SE 5 and 6 are a huge step forward for the development of concurrent applications, with improvements to the Java Virtual Machine to support high-performance, highly scalable concurrent classes and a rich set of new concurrency building blocks. In Java Concurrency in Practice , the creators of these new facilities explain not only how they work and how to use them, but also the motivation and design patterns behind them.
However, developing, testing, and debugging multithreaded programs can still be very difficult; it is all too easy to create concurrent programs that appear to work, but fail when it matters most: in production, under heavy load. Java Concurrency in Practice arms readers with both the theoretical underpinnings and concrete techniques for building reliable, scalable, maintainable concurrent applications. Rather than simply offering an inventory of concurrency APIs and mechanisms, it provides design rules, patterns, and mental models that make it easier to build concurrent programs that are both correct and performant.
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