Object-Oriented Programming with Java: An Introduction

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Written to appeal to both novice and veteran programmers, this complete and well-organized guide to the versatile and popular object-oriented programming language Java shows how to use it as a primary tool in many different aspects of one's programming work. It emphasizes the importance of good programming style—particularly the need to maintain an object's integrity from outside interference—and helps users harness the power of Java in object-oriented programming to create their own interesting and practical every-day applications. Discusses the basics of computer systems, and describes the fundamental elements of the Java language, with complete instructions on how to compile and run a simple program. Introduces fundamental object-oriented concepts, and shows how simple classes may be defined from scratch. Explores Java's exception-handling mechanism, and investigates Java's interface facility (i.e., polymorphism). Covers all Java applications, including use of the Abstract Windowing Toolkit, graphical programming, networking, and simulation. Includes numerous exercises, periodic reviews, case studies, and supporting visuals. For those in the computer science industry.

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This well-organized, clearly written and visually engaging book provides hands-on experience as it guides the reader through all of Java's functions and capabilities. This comprehensive text shows readers how to use such a versatile object-oriented programming language as a primary tool in many different aspects of programming work. It is designed primarily as a first programming text. Java's everyday applicability is reinforced through the book's many, interesting UK case studies. With an "objects-early" approach, David Barnes stresses the importance of objects for a clear methodology of learning an object-oriented language. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the importance of good programming style, particularly the need to maintain an object's integrity from outside interference.

  • An objects-early approach showing how to design and use fully-fledged objects
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  • An accessible introduction to the fundamental object-oriented topics of polymorphism and inheritance
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  • Significant coverage of GUI classes belonging to both Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) and Swing (JFC)
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  • The latest coverage of Java 2 Platform API
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  • Usage of power threads for multi-threaded programs
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  • Timely coverage of networking, via TCP/IP, to interact with non-Java programs
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  • A unique chapter on event-driven simulation
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  • Support materials include Prentice Hall's Companion Web site

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DAVID J. BARNES has lectured and taught Computer Science at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, since 1983. The University of Kent at Canterbury was Europe's first Authorized Academic Java Campus in agreement with Sun Microsystems, the originators of Java. David Barnes has been a member of the British Computer Society since 1988. His research interests include software engineering and computer science education.

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