This book is a gentle introduction to the Java programming language, assuming no programming background, by introducing readers to object-oriented programming concepts. The book teaches the elements of program design, the Java language, and how to create Java Applets. While the emphasis is on writing basic application code that is useful on the Internet, the book also tackles some difficult Java programming issues such as algorithmic thinking, built-in classes, and control expressions. Like the well-received Who's Afraid of C++?, the unique feature of the book is the e-mail interaction between an instructor and a novice who learns Java by reading the book and asking questions along the way. The 3.5" disk features a fully functional Java compiler.
* Emphasis is on programming basics for all types of Java applications
* Assumes no Java programming background
* Tackles the hard issues of Java programming in an easily understood manner
* CD-ROM features Visual J++ Test Release 1.1 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 3.02
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Steve Heller has been a professional programmer for about 25 years, and is the President of Chrysalis Software Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in high-performance software, and practical, down-to-earth instructional materials. He is the author of two excellent books, Efficient C/C++ Programming and Who's Afraid of C++?.Review:
From Reviews of WHO'S AFRAID OF JAVA?
"The computer book of the month is Steve Heller's Who's Afraid of Java? . . . Well written, thorough, humorous, and filled with examples. If you want to know what Java is all about, this is probably the best single book I have seen for learning it."
--Jerry Pournelle, BYTE MAGAZINE (December 1997)
"Steve Heller takes you from GCSE to PhD on a computing science course specialising in Java programming. . . . With so much foundation to cover, the book assumes an ideal pace and uses a student and teacher dialect."
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