Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days (8e) : 9780672337956

Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days (8e)

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In arenas ranging from enterprise development to Android app programming, Java remains one of the world's most popular programming languages. Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days helps the serious learner gain true mastery over the new Java 9.


In this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping readers learn Java's core features and techniques from the ground up. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book offers a practical grounding in the language, without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating.

Table of contents
  • Week 1 The Java Language
  • Day 1 Getting Started with Java
  • Day 2 The ABCs of Programming
  • Day 3 Working with Objects
  • Day 4 Lists, Logic, and Loops
  • Day 5 Creating Classes and Methods
  • Day 6 Packages, Interfaces, and Other Class Features
  • Day 7 Exceptions, Assertions, and Threads
  • Week 2 The Java Class Library
  • Day 8 Data Structures
  • Day 9 Working with Swing
  • Day 10 Building a Swing Interface
  • Day 11 Arranging Components on a User Interface
  • Day 12 Responding to User Input
  • Day 13 Creating Java2D XRender Graphics
  • Day 14 Developing Swing Applications
  • Week 3 Java Programming
  • Day 15 Working with Input and Output
  • Day 16 Serializing and Examining Objects
  • Day 17 Communicating Across the Internet
  • Day 18 Accessing Databases with JDBC and Derby
  • Day 19 Reading and Writing RSS Feeds
  • Day 20 XML Web Services
  • Day 21 Writing Android Apps for Java
  • Appendixes
  • A Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment
  • B This Book's Web Site
New to this edition
Java 9 and new features such as JDK modularization are covered in this new edition. The book's examples have been extensively refreshed and updated, with more visual examples and diagrams. This edition of the book continues to use the NetBeans IDE, which has proven to be helpful for readers who don't want to master a command-line environment just to develop Java programs.
Features & benefits
  • Updated to cover Java 9 features such as JDK modularisation
  • Designed for the serious learner who wants to thoroughly learn the fundamentals of Java programming
  • Acclaimed for its clear and personable writing, for its high-quality examples, and for its logical and complete organization