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Ivor Horton's Beginning Java [Kindle Edition]

Ivor Horton
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Book Description

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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From the Back Cover

The most thorough and accessible introduction to the Java language Whether you want to learn Java to write customized applets to embed in your web pages or large–scale applications, this is the book for you. Ivor Horton′s comprehensive and easy–to–use tutorial guide provides you with the essential know–how for developing programs using the latest Java Development Kit 7 (JDK 7). It integrates step–by–step examples with clear explanations of key concepts to clearly show you the ins and outs of Java development. As you progress through the chapters, you′ll gain invaluable programming experience that will enable you to begin writing fully featured, real–world Java programs. Ivor Horton′s Beginning Java : Covers the main terms and concepts that are essential to programming in Java Explains what the language elements do and how you can effectively apply them in practice Provides an extensive introduction to the key packages in the Java class library illustrated with full working examples Walks you through building a robust application to give you a better understanding of how to apply Java in practical projects Explores the XML and XSLT capability that comes with the JDK Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved. Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.

About the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9375 KB
  • Print Length: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (31 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LVQP0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #373,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The default book for beginners 28 Sept. 2013
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A superb introduction to Java, very comprehensive. Always good to get an alternative perspective so use this book alongside the Java Tutorials on the Oracle site and you'll have the perfect combination. I'm an 'older' guy, so I found the font size quite uncomfortable on the eyes. Therefore, I use the PDF version of the book as well. Oh, the joys of middle age!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and comprehensive 10 Jun. 2014
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Its a large book with over 1100 pages and I've only covered the first 150 pages so far, but found it well written with lots of examples each of which has explanatory comments. Obviously a lot more to cover, but the book seems very comprehensive and should be a good reference book when I'm finished
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect first read 17 July 2012
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If you are looking to get into programming with Java, switching from another language, or an experienced programmer, this book offers something for everybody. It is easy to read, easy to follow, and each page brings something useful to the table. The author did a great job at approaching a hard to write about topic that is a computer language. There is no way around it, this is a great read, and a good book to start or strengthen your foundation with the animal known as Java. This is #1 in my top 10 books to learn a language from, so pick it up and give it a try!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource in the electronic format 2 May 2012
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I've been programming for many years now, but this was my first foray into Java programming. I just recently purchased my first tablet and purchased this first programming book in an electronic format (PDF). I downloaded an installed the JDK and JRE and followed the instructions provided. The instructions in the book were superior to those found online.

I than proceeded to write my first program and applet in 60 minutes. I've found the discussion on classes to be informative without weighing me down too much into the details, but providing enough information to jump start my training. I had tried other instruction books on the topic and found the discussions to be distracting. I'm 52 pages into the 1100+ page book and found that I really connected with this resource.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book! 18 Mar. 2013
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This is a good book to use as a reference. It helped refresh me on topics in java and put it in a direct and simple form that I could understand. I didn't expect this book to be that big but was glad to know I got my money's worth and then some. If you need a book as a reference for java or something to explain java concepts where you can get it then this would be a great start. No it doesn't explain everything in super detail but if you need a good general understanding of the language then try this book out.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-Organized and Helpful 7 Oct. 2013
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In the past, I've read many books on programming that are designed as a tutorial. They start simple enough, but then suddenly begin using terms that have not previously been mentioned. In other words, the books lose track of what has previously been covered. Not so with Horton's Beginning Java. I'm about 60% through the book, but every chapter builds on the previous one and only assumes you are familiar with what's already been covered in previous chapters. Anything that was not covered is explained. This allows you to progress without having to constantly research terms you don't understand. If you want to learn Java, you can safely use this book, knowing that it's all you need.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Programming Book 5 Mar. 2013
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This gives the semi-oriented user a great advantage in learning a new programming language. The examples are relevant and the exercises at the end of each chapter make you think about how to construct a fresh program using recently learned techniques.
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