This work helps you to learn Java from the ground-up - with animated illustrations that you manipulate. This is the first effective Java book for true beginners. Sure, books before now focused on basic concepts and key techniques, and some even provided working examples on CD. Still, they lacked the power to transform someone with no programming experience into someone who sees, who really 'gets it'. Working with "Ground-Up Java", you will definitely get it. This is due to the clarity of Phil Heller's explanations, and the smoothly flowing organization of his instruction. He's one of the best Java trainers around. But what's really revolutionary are his more than 30 animated illustrations, which you'll find on the enclosed CD.Each of these small programs, visual and interactive in nature, vividly demonstrates how its source code works. You can modify it in different ways, distinctly altering the behavior of the program. As you experiment with these tools - and you can play with them for hours - you'll gain both the skills and the fundamental understanding needed to complete each chapter's exercises, which steadily increase in sophistication.
No other beginning Java book can take you so far, so quickly, and none will be half as much fun.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Chapter 1: An Introduction to Computers That Will Actually Help You in Life. Chapter 2: Data. Chapter 3: Operations. Chapter 4: Methods. Chapter 5: Conditionals and Loops. Chapter 6: Arrays. Chapter 7: Introduction to Objects. Chapter 8: Inheritance. Chapter 9: Packages and Access. Chapter 10: Interfaces. Chapter 11: Exceptions. Chapter 12: The Core Java Packages and Classes. Chapter 13: File Input and Output. Chapter 14: Painting. Chapter 15: Components. Chapter 16: Events. Chapter 17: Final Project. Appendix A: Downloading and Installing Java. Appendix B: Solutions to the Exercises. Glossary. Index.
Philip Heller is a consultant, author, educator, and novelist. He is the lead author for Sybex's best selling Java Certification Study Guide and wrote Sybex's Java Exam Notes. He is a leading educator for Java University and a well known Java speaker. Phil helped to create the Java programmer and developer exams for Sun and is their leading certification trainer.