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Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours (5th Edition) 5th Edition

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From the Back Cover

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create Java applications with the free NetBeans visual editing tools.

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Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, popular author Rogers Cadenhead helps you master the skills and technology you need to create desktop and web programs, web services, and even a browser game in Java. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a solid understanding of the basic concepts and terminology.

  • Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to program with Java.
  • Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
  • Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings.

Learn how to…

  • Set up your Java programming environment
  • Write your first working program in just minutes
  • Control program decisions and behavior
  • Store and work with information
  • Build straightforward user interfaces
  • Create interactive web programs
  • Use threading to build more responsive programs
  • Build a browser-based game from start to finish
  • Read and write files and XML data
  • Master best practices for object-oriented programming
  • Create flexible, interoperable web services with JAX-WS
  • Integrate graphics into your applications

About the Author

Rogers Cadenhead is a writer, computer programmer, and web developer who has written 21 books on Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days. He maintains the Drudge Retort and other websites that receive more than seven million visits a year. This book’s official website is www.java24hours.com.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 5 edition (November 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672330768
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672330766
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I favor this over the 'Java for Dummies' book as it is much more recent, published Nov. 2009. Plus it includes Java 6. Very entertaining to read. Lessons are taught using the NetBeans IDE, which is supported on the Mac -- the 'Dummies' book uses JCreator which is Windows only. Definitely recommended for the absolute novice with little to zero programming experience.
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Sam's Teach Yourself JAVA in 24 Hours, 5th Edition, by Rogers Cadenhead, is a decent introductory text for those wanting to get a basic hands-on exposure to the JAVA programming language. You will cover most of the major topics that are needed in any programming environment. However, don't expect to be a JAVA programmer when you finish working through the book. This is a quick-and-dirty book that spoon-feeds you through each chapter and various programming projects.

The initial tutorial will assist you in finding, downloading, and installing the JAVA Developer's (Programming) Kit (JDK). Netbeans is , also, found on the site. Netbeans is the Integrated Developer's Environment (IDE) used for creating, compiling , and running your programs. Other IDE's are available should you choose to research and use another.

Some of the nice features of the text are its short explanations of coding protocols. This is, also, a short-coming. You won't find any in-depth explanations to the syntax or keywords used for coding.

I, personally, had some problems with getting all the programs listed as exercises to run. Many were typos I introduced and later corrected, but others were Errata. I cannot speak for the author as to the source of these errors. They could have been introduced by the publisher when typesetting, or had worked under a different version of the JAVA JDK and Netbeans.

However, as of today, August 20, 2010, there is still no Errata page for the text. And one is definitely needed.

Lastly, a final warning, do not get creative with separating chapters and projects. This will possibly introduce glitches with the projects being unable to find other class'es that are required for inheritance issues.
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I bought this book, simply not knowing whether or not I would like it, and because I wanted to get a basic understanding of Java before my next college term. I have two terms of Java classes coming up for my Computer Science major. I really enjoyed how simple this book was to understand. If you spend the time to review and think about each hours lesson, you will definately come away with a basic understanding on how Java works. It's definately written in a very easy to understand for the beginner who may not know even the basic terms in Java programming. I highly reccomend this book for any beginner wishing to understand how to write in Java.
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My English is not native !!!

Well, Finally I found the best book to start Java programming.
I bought few books on Java but each one has its own problem.

I really not a big fan of all the "24 hours" books But I said to myself "why not trying this one".

If you are a beginner and statements such as "Class" ," Public", "Static" etc are making nightmares to you, THIS IS THE BOOK for you !!!

please take in considiration that this book is for beginners and you will not found advanced topics such as "swing" "3D" or whatever, there is planty of books on this issues.

I dont know what with you but this book worked for me.

Thanks to Mr. Rogers Cadenhead.
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Hi,
I had occasional contacts with the Java language over the last 10 years, but wanted to really start learning "how to". The title and the back cover note were decisive. I am now at hour 14 out of 24, thus I can already make some conclusions:
- the book is well written with the occasional humor to releif from the hard matter of OOP
- in most instances are the explanations reasonably explicit about the subject of the "hour". I traced a few instances where items were left in the grey
- errors in the text are absent, but I traced a few programmatic errors, like in hour13, the belief that the count of months in Java is "based 1" (January would be "1") while, for some obscure reason, this is "zero based" (January is month 0 !).
By looking at the requirements of my present projects, this book does not cover the important aspects of database integration (accessing to records in a remote MySQL database). Maybe I will turn to "Java in 21 days" (a more reasonable goal than the "24 hours" concept in this book - I needed about 10 days, devoting 2 or 3 hours each day, to complete the first 14 hours, including all proposed exercises, etc...).
Feedback to the author is available on the corresponding web site, but the reactivity of the author does not seem to be very high...

I think this is a good choice to start learning modern Java, as the pedagogy is right. I would recommend the author to be more reactive on his site about the corrections, especially those in the program examples. Similar problmes with code errors was found by other readers about the "Java in 21 days" book from same author. In the long term, this might be detrimental to him and his SAMS editors.

Robert
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