Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies

A practical introduction to programming with Java

Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 4th Edition is a comprehensive guide to learning one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. This book covers basic development concepts and techniques through a Java lens. You'll learn what goes into a program, how to put the pieces together, how to deal with challenges, and how to make it work. The new Fourth Edition has been updated to align with Java 8, and includes new options for the latest tools and techniques.

Java is the predominant language used to program Android and cloud apps, and its popularity is surging as app demand rises. Whether you're just tooling around, or embarking on a career, Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 4th Edition is a great place to start. Step-by-step instruction, easy-to-read language, and quick navigation make this book the perfect resource for new programmers. You'll begin with the basics before moving into code, with simple, yet detailed explanations every step of the way.

Topics include:
  • Learn the language with sample programs and the Java toolkit
  • Familiarize yourself with decisions, conditions, statements, and information overload
  • Differentiate between loops and arrays, objects and classes, methods and variables
The book also contains links to additional resources, other programming languages, and guidance as to the most useful classes in the Java API. If you're new to programming languages, Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, 4th Edition provides the instruction and practice you need to become a confident Java programmer.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Java For Dummies, 6th edition - updated for Java 8

Java For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

Learn to:
  • Combine several smaller programs to create a bigger program
  • Use new features and tools in Java 8
  • Create basic Java objects and reuse code
  • Handle exceptions and events
Jump into Java! The bestselling Java book for beginners is now fully updated for Java 8

Java is everywhere, runs on almost any computer, and is the engine that drives the coolest applications. If you’ve always wanted to learn Java, Java For Dummies is your ticket to Java success! Featuring updates on Java 8, this hands-on guide is written in an easy-to-read manner and is the perfect resource to get you running with Java in a jiffy!
  • The Java scoop — get an overview of Java, featuring new tools and enhancements in Java 8, including new libraries, parallel frameworks, and more
  • Building blocks — find out how to work with Java classes and methods
  • Get loopy — understand the value of variables and learn to control program flow with loops or decision-making statements
  • Stay classy — explore classes and objects, constructors, and subclasses, and find out how to reuse code
  • A click ahead — jump into variables, use arrays and collections, and create programs that respond to mouse clicks

Open the book and find:
  • Definitions of terms associated with Java
  • Java syntax and an object-oriented programming overview
  • How to save time and effort by reusing code
  • All about if, for, switch, and while statements
  • The enhanced multimedia capabilities of Java 8
  • Updates for Android and other new tools
  • How to write Java applets
  • Tips to avoid common mistakes

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Java 8 and JavaFX

Stuart Marks shows you how to effectively use Lambda expressions, Streams, Date & Time, etc to make your life easier.