Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition

Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition
By Herbert Schildt

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Essential Java Programming Skills--Made Easy!

Fully updated for Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition gets you started programming in Java right away. Bestselling programming author Herb Schildt begins with the basics, such as how to create, compile, and run a Java program. He then moves on to the keywords, syntax, and constructs that form the core of the Java language. This Oracle Press resource also covers some of Java's more advanced features, including multithreaded programming, generics, and Swing. Of course, new Java SE 8 features such as lambda expressions and default interface methods are described. An introduction to JavaFX, Java's newest GUI, concludes this step-by-step tutorial.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts -- Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert -- Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This -- Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Self Tests -- End-of-chapter quizzes to reinforce your skills
  • Annotated Syntax -- Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

The book's code examples are available FREE for download.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #7414 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 2014-05-06
  • Released on: 2014-05-06
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.20" h x 1.40" w x 7.30" l, 2.60 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 728 pages


  • McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Herbert Schildt is the world’s leading programming author and a renowned authority on Java, C++, and C#. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Herb’s acclaimed books include Java: The Complete Reference, Java: A Beginner's Guide, C++: The Complete Reference and C#: The Complete Reference.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5This book is far and away superior to the $150 text book that you have to ...
By Patrick Russell
I got this to supplement a Java course I'm taking at a large university. This book is far and away superior to the $150 text book that you have to buy for the 200-level object oriented programming course. The way the various subjects are introduced and the general flow of the book are fantastic. If you read through each page, carry out the exercises, and quiz yourself, you'll be in a good place with respect to the basics of the Java language and object oriented programming. I recommend picking up this book if you're interested in learning Java and/or object oriented programming.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4I really like this book and have learned a lot
By greg
The only Java I've ever written was JavaScript and jQuery, and I almost never do that. Most of my experience is in C++ (~ 15 years) and VB (~20 years). I really like this book and have learned a lot, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who hasn't had previous programming experience. It makes lots of statements such as, "... if you're coming from C/C++, then ..." and a few other assumptions. Having said that, this is probably best for those who know how to program, if even only a little, and want to transition to Java. To those who do purchase this, I recommend reading through an entire section or chapter before attempting the example code. Had I done that, most of my problems, confusion, or questions would have been answered quicker. For the most part it is extremely well written, but still contains some grammatical errors. If it were poorly written, I'd overlook those errors and throw away the book.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5I would recommend anyone wants more than just basic and had coding ...
By XLZ1014
I bought both beginner's guide and complete reference. I went through the beginner's guide very fast (around 3 weeks, 3-4 days per week, 3-4 hrs each day) and going over the complete reference now. I would recommend anyone wants more than just basic and had coding experience before skip the beginner's guide. The complete reference is 1200+ pages and written pretty thoroughly. Reading that book not only helped me learn java from scratch but had me a better understanding of coding in general (everything is really clear and in detail, I don't need to search online to extend my understanding that much).
P.S. I learnt C, C++ and assembly before, so that helps a lot as I'm going through this book.

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