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For CS1 and other courses on programming in Java offered in departments of Computer Science, CIS, MIS, IT, Business, Engineering, and Continuing Education. Also appropriate for upper-level courses where the instructor wants a reference to the Java language.Written by the authors of the world's best-selling introductory C and C++ texts, this state-of-the-art guide examines one of today's hottest computer languages-Java; the first general-purpose, object-oriented language that is truly platform-independent. The latest Java 2 features are incorporated throughout this edition.
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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:
Java How to Program, Fourth Edition includes extensive pedagogic features:
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.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Live in fragments no longer. Only connect.
Edward Morgan Forster
Welcome to Java How to Program, Fourth Edition and the exciting world of programming with the Java™ 2 Platform, Standard Edition. This book is by an old guy and a young guy. The old guy (HMD; Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1967) has been programming and/or teaching programming for 40 years. The young guy (PJD; MIT 1991) has been programming and/or teaching programming for 22 years, and is both a Sun Certified Java Programmer and a Sun Certified Java Developer. The old guy programs and teaches from experience; the young guy does so from an inexhaustible reserve of energy. The old guy wants clarity; the young guy wants performance. The old guy seeks elegance and beauty; the young guy wants results. We got together to produce a book we hope you will find informative, challenging and entertaining.
In November 1995, we attended an Internet/World Wide Web conference in Boston to hear about Java. A Sun Microsystems representative spoke on Java in a packed convention ballroom. During that presentation, we saw the future of programming unfold. The first edition of Java How to Program was born at that moment and was published as the world's first Java computer science textbook.
The world of Java is evolving so rapidly that Java How to Program: Fourth Edition is being published less than five years after the first edition. This creates tremendous challenges and opportunities for us as authors, for our publisher—Prentice Hall, for instructors, for students and for professional people.
Before Java appeared, we were convinced that C++ would replace C as the dominant application development language and systems programming language for the next decade. However, the combination of the World Wide Web and Java now increases the prominence of the Internet in information systems strategic planning and implementation. Organizations want to integrate the Internet "seamlessly" into their information systems. Java is more appropriate than C++ for this purpose.
New Features in Java How to Program: Fourth Edition
This edition contains many new features and enhancements including:
Some Notes to Instructors
A World of Object Orientation
When we wrote the first edition of Java How to Program, universities were still emphasizing procedural programming in languages like Pascal and C. The leading-edge courses were using object-oriented C++, but these courses were generally mixing a substantial amount of procedural programming with object-oriented programming—something that C++ lets you do, but Java does not. By the third edition of Java How to Program, many universities were switching from C++ to Java in their introductory curricula, and instructors were emphasizing a pure object-oriented programming approach. In parallel with this activity, the software engineering community was standardizing its approach to modeling object-oriented systems with the UML, and the design-patterns movement was taking shape. Java How to Program has many audiences, so we designed the book to be customizable. In particular, we included more than 200 pages of optional material that introduces object-oriented design, the UML and design patterns, and presents a substantial case study in object-oriented design and programming. This material is carefully distributed throughout the book to enable instructors to emphasize "industrial-strength" object-oriented design in their courses.
Students Like Java
Students are highly motivated by the fact that they are learning a leading-edge language (Java) and a leading-edge programming paradigm (object-oriented programming) that will be immediately useful to them while in the university environment and when they head into a world in which the Internet and the World Wide Web have a massive prominence. Students quickly discover that they can do great things with Java, so they are willing to put in the extra effort. Java helps programmers unleash their creativity. We see this in the Java courses Deitel & Associates, Inc. teaches. Once our students enter lab, we can't hold them back. They eagerly experiment and explore portions of the Java class libraries that we haven't as yet covered in class. They produce applications that go well beyond anything we've ever tried in our introductory C and C++ courses. And they tell us about projects they "can't wait" to try after the course.
Focus of the Book
Our goal was clear—produce a Java textbook for introductory university-level courses in computer programming for students with little or no programming experience, yet offer the depth and the rigorous treatment of theory and practice demanded by traditional, upper-level courses and that satisfies professionals' needs. To meet these goals, we produced a comprehensive book, because our text patiently teaches the basics of computer programming and of the Java language (i.e., data types, control structures, methods, arrays, recursion and other "traditional" programming topics); presents key programming paradigms, including object-based programming, object-oriented programming, event-driven programming and concurrent programming; and provides an extensive treatment of the Java class libraries.
Evolution of Java How to Program
Java How to Program (first edition) was the world's first university computer science textbook on Java. We wrote it fresh on the heels of C How to Program, Second Edition and C++ How to Pr...
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