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Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2, JDK 5 Edition

Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2, JDK 5 Edition

Ivor Horton

ISBN: 978-0-764-57943-1

Jan 2005

1512 pages

Select type: E-Book



What is this book about?

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Java programming language, updated thoroughly (more than 35% new and updated) for the latest SDK 1.5 release. This book shows readers how to build real-world Java applications using the Java SDK. No previous programming experience is required. The author uses numerous step-by-step programming examples to guide readers through the ins and outs of Java development. In addition to fully covering new features of SDK 1.5, such as generic types, the author has also added new chapters on Java database programming with JDBC and Java programming with XML.

About the Author.




Chapter 1: Introducing Java.

Chapter 2: Programs, Data, Variables, and Calculation.

Chapter 3: Loops and Logic.

Chapter 4: Arrays and Strings.

Chapter 5: Defining Classes.

Chapter 6: Extending Classes and Inheritance.

Chapter 7: Exceptions.

Chapter 8: Understanding Streams.

Chapter 9: Accessing Files and Directories.

Chapter 10: Writing Files.

Chapter 11: Reading Files.

Chapter 12: Serializing Objects.

Chapter 13: Generic Class Types.

Chapter 14: The Collections Framework.

Chapter 15: A Collection of Useful Classes.

Chapter 16: Threads.

Chapter 17: Creating Windows.

Chapter 18: Handling Events.

Chapter 19: Drawing in a Window.

Chapter 20: Extending the GUI.

Chapter 21: Filing and Printing Documents.

Chapter 22: Java and XML.

Chapter 23: Creating and Modifying XML Documents.

Chapter 24: Talking to Databases.

Chapter 25: The JDBC in Action.

Appendix A: Keywords.

Appendix B: Computer Arithmetic.


  • Ivor Horton is a leading author of computer programming language tutorials; his Beginning Java has sold more than 150,000 copies in all editions.
  • The author is known for his unique tutorial style, readily accessible to both novice and experienced programmers.
  • The book will include exercises and solutions.
  • The latest edition fully covers the most recent release of Java, JDK 5, and adds new coverage of database and XML programming.
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