Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours, 5th Edition








Book Description:

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create Java applications with the free NetBeans visual editing tools.


Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, popular author Rogers Cadenhead helps you master the skills and technology you need to create desktop and web programs, web services, and even a browser game in Java.


Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.


Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to program with Java.


Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge


Learn how to…

  • Set up your Java programming environment
  • Write your first working program in just minutes
  • Control program decisions and behavior
  • Store and work with information
  • Build straightforward user interfaces
  • Create interactive web programs
  • Use threading to build more responsive programs
  • Build a browser-based game from start to finish
  • Read and write files and XML data
  • Master best practices for object-oriented programming
  • Create flexible, interoperable web services with JAX-WS
  • Integrate graphics into your applications


Rogers Cadenhead is a writer, computer programmer, and web developer who has written 21 books on Java and Internet-related topics, including Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days. He maintains the Drudge Retort and several other popular websites that receive more than seven million visits a year.


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  • Video walkthroughs to show you how to complete the step-by-step examples in the book
  • Fast and fun online quizzes to test your understanding of each lesson
  • Source code and files for the book’s examples
  • Updates or corrections as they become available
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