The authoritative DEITEL™ LIVE-CODE™ introduction to programming with the Java™ 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Java™ has revolutionized software development with multimedia-intensive, platform-independent, object-oriented code for conventional, Internet-, Intranet- and Extranet-based applications and applets. This exciting new Fourth Edition of the world's best-selling Java textbook now has a companion volume—Advanced Java 2 Platform How to Program—which focuses on the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), presents advanced J2SE features and introduces the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME).
Dr. Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel are the founders of Deitel & Associates, Inc., the internationally recognized corporate training and content-creation organization specializing in Java, C++, C, Visual C#™, Visual Basic®, Visual C++®, .NET, XML™, Python, Perl, Internet, Web and object technologies. The Deitels are also the authors of the world's #1 C++ textbook—C++ How to Program, 3/e—and many other best sellers.
In Java How to Program, Fourth Edition the Deitels introduce the fundamentals of object-oriented programming in Java. The 4th edition includes an optional 180-page case study that introduces object-oriented design with the UML. Key 4th edition topics include:
- Swing GUI/Event Handling
- Encapsulation/Inner Classes
- Data Structures/Collections
- JMF/Java Sound/Audio/Video/MIDI
- (Optional) OOD/UML/Design Patterns
Java How to Program, Fourth Edition includes extensive pedagogic features:
- Hundreds of LIVE-CODE™ programs with screen captures that show exact outputs
- Extensive World Wide Web and Internet resources to encourage further research
- Hundreds of tips, recommended practices and cautions—all marked with icons
— Good Programming Practices
—Software Engineering Observations
—Testing and Debugging Tips
—Common Programming Errors
Java How to Program, Fourth Edition is the centerpiece of a family of resources for teaching and learning Java, including Web sites (http://www.prenhall.com/deitel and http://www.deitel.com) with the book's code examples (also on the enclosed CD) and other information for faculty, students and professionals; an optional interactive CD (Java 2 Multimedia Cyber Classroom) containing hyperlinks, audio walkthroughs of the code examples, solutions to about half the book's exercises and e-mail access to the authors at
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For information on current and forthcoming Deitel/Prentice Hall publications including How to Program Series (e-)books, Multimedia Cyber Classrooms, Complete Training Courses (that include Deitel books and Cyber Classrooms) and Web-Based Training Courses see the last few pages of this book.