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Java For Dummies

Burd, Barry

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8. Edition May 2022
512 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-86164-5
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Learn to write practical, reusable code with the straightforward tutorials and tips in the newest edition of this For Dummies bestseller

Do you speak Java? No, we're not talking about your morning cup 'o joe. We mean the world's most popular programming language that runs on almost any computer!

If you're looking to get started--or up your game--with Java, then Java For Dummies is the guide you need. In this book, you'll:
* Take control of your program flow
* Program with classes, objects, and methods
* Use Java's functional programming features
* Explore Java 17, the latest long-term support release

This up-to-date handbook covers the latest developments in Java, including the new 'switch' statement syntax. So, if you're ready to dive into one of the most practical (and coolest!) programming languages around, it's time you picked up Java For Dummies.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Java 5

Chapter 1: All about Java 7

Chapter 2: All about Software 21

Chapter 3: Using the Basic Building Blocks 33

Part 2: Writing Your Own Java Programs 55

Chapter 4: Making the Most of Variables and Their Values 57

Chapter 5: Controlling Program Flow with Decision-Making Statements 97

Chapter 6: Controlling Program Flow with Loops 135

Part 3: Working with the Big Picture: Object-Oriented Programming 155

Chapter 7: The Inside scOOP 157

Chapter 8: Saving Time and Money: Reusing Existing Code 199

Chapter 9: Constructing New Objects 233

Part 4: Smart Java Techniques 259

Chapter 10: Putting Variables and Methods Where They Belong 261

Chapter 11: Using Arrays to Juggle Values 295

Chapter 12: Using Collections and Streams (When Arrays Aren't Good Enough) 323

Chapter 13: Looking Good When Things Take Unexpected Turns 355

Chapter 14: Sharing Names among the Parts of a Java Program 385

Chapter 15: Fancy Reference Types 411

Chapter 16: Java's Juggling Act 431

Chapter 17: Using Java Database Connectivity 451

Part 5: The Part of Tens 463

Chapter 18: Ten Packs of Java Websites 465

Chapter 19: Ten Bits of Advice for New Software Developers 469

Index 475
Dr. Barry Burd holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. Barry is also the author of Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, Java for Android For Dummies, and Flutter For Dummies.

B. Burd, Drew University, Madison, NJ