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ISBN-13: 978-1118407806 ISBN-10: 1118407806 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 6 edition (March 31, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118407806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118407806
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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

Visit the companion website at www.dummies.com/go/javafordummies6e for all the code from the book and additional material

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

About the Author

Barry Burd, PhD, is a Computer Science professor at Drew University where he has been named to Drew’s “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students” five times. Barry is the author of numerous For Dummies books and writes frequently for several online publications, including JavaBoutique.com.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg Johnson on November 7, 2014
Format: Paperback
Useful to get started. I found learning Java to be quite difficult. This book helps with the basic undertsanding.
I did not get everything I need from this book, but good enough to help me making sense of what I read when I search for answers on the web.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Prashant Pujari on December 18, 2014
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Great book for Java beginners....but suggest you have a basic understanding of programming to make the most out of it.
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String thaReview = ("Good way to learn some Java. Bought the kindle version of this, while taking a into to java class, in lieu of the assigned textbook. I feel this book and some time and experimentation would be sufficient to learn on my own, if some of you are looking to do that. Kindle version was defiantly the way to go, especially if you have a laptop tablet. The convince of just reading it on your phone while waiting for whatever is awesome. So far so good, I still have no idea what that public static void main business is all about, but I'm not the only one. I don\'t think you can go wrong with this one.");
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carl on October 26, 2014
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Good reference; used it several times in the past few weeks since I received it.
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By Barry E King on February 6, 2015
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Would have liked some exercises to practice learning Java, not just reading about it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Soccer Mom on December 29, 2014
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Great resource book for learning the language.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert N. Dowell on November 5, 2014
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I purchased this book as a gift for someone else who said it has been very helpful. This is his first venture in to computer programming. His goal is to write non-game Android apps for cell phones and tablets.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David on January 12, 2015
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Most of these books never do a good job of teaching you anything. This is the same.
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More About the Author

Dr. Barry Burd has an M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he was elected five times to the university-wide List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students.

Since 1980, Dr. Burd has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. When he's not lecturing at Drew University, Dr. Burd leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is the author of several articles and books, including Java For Dummies and Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, both published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Dr. Burd lives in Madison, New Jersey with his wife and two kids (both in their twenties, and mostly on their own). As an avid indoor enthusiast, Dr. Burd enjoys sleeping, talking, and eating.

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