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Ivor Horton's Beginning Java, Java 7 Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-17341-1
1150 pages
August 2011
Ivor Horton
Find out why thousands have turned to Ivor Horton for learning Java

Ivor Horton's approach is teaching Java is so effective and popular that he is one of the leading authors of introductory programming tutorials, with over 160,000 copies of his Java books sold. In this latest edition, whether you're a beginner or an experienced programmer switching to Java, you'll learn how to build real-world Java applications using Java SE 7. The author thoroughly covers the basics as well as new features such as extensions and classes; extended coverage of the Swing Application Framework; and he does it all in his unique, highly accessible style that beginners love.

  • Provides a thorough introduction to the latest version of the Java programming language, Java SE 7
  • Introduces you to a host of new features for both novices and experienced programmers
  • Covers the basics as well as new language extensions and classes and class methods
  • Guides you through the Swing Application Framework for creating Swing apps
  • Uses numerous step-by-step programming examples to guide you through the development process

There's no better way to get thoroughly up to speed on the latest version of Java than with Ivor Horton's latest, comprehensive guide.

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WELCOME xxix

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING JAVA 1

CHAPTER 2: PROGRAMS, DATA, VARIABLES, AND CALCULATION 27

CHAPTER 3: LOOPS AND LOGIC 71

CHAPTER 4: ARRAYS AND STRINGS 113

CHAPTER 5: DEFINING CLASSES 165

CHAPTER 6: EXTENDING CLASSES AND INHERITANCE 221

CHAPTER 7: EXCEPTIONS 279

CHAPTER 8: UNDERSTANDING STREAMS 309

CHAPTER 9: ACCESSING FILES AND DIRECTORIES 335

CHAPTER 10: WRITING FILES 365

CHAPTER 11: READING FILES 415

CHAPTER 12: SERIALIZING OBJECTS 451

CHAPTER 13: GENERIC CLASS TYPES 469

CHAPTER 14: THE COLLECTIONS FRAMEWORK 517

CHAPTER 15: A COLLECTION OF USEFUL CLASSES 565

CHAPTER 16: THREADS 619

CHAPTER 17: CREATING WINDOWS 661

CHAPTER 18: HANDLING EVENTS 733

CHAPTER 19: DRAWING IN A WINDOW 787

CHAPTER 20: EXTENDING THE GUI 845

CHAPTER 21: FILING AND PRINTING DOCUMENTS 913

CHAPTER 22: JAVA AND XML 969

CHAPTER 23: CREATING AND MODIFYING XML DOCUMENTS 1031

APPENDIX A: KEYWORDS 1077

APPENDIX B: COMPUTER ARITHMETIC 1079

INDEX 1085

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Ivor Horton is one of the preeminent authors of tutorials on the Java, C, and C++ programming languages. He is widely known for the tutorial style of his books, which provide step-by-step guidance easily understood even by first-time programmers. Horton is also a systems consultant in private practice.
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