Sams Teach Yourself
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Sams Teach Yourself Java™ 6 in 21 Days
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Cadenhead, Rogers. Sams teach yourself Java 6 in 21 days / Rogers Cadenhead, Laura Lemay. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 978-0-672-32943-2 (pbk. w/cd) 1. Java (Computer program language) I. Lemay, Laura. II. Title. QA76.73.J38C3332007 005.13'3--dc22 2007014568
Contents at a Glance
WEEK I: The Java Language 1 Getting Started with Java 2 The ABCs of Programming 3 Working with Objects 4 Lists, Logic, and Loops 5 Creating Classes and Methods 6 Packages, Interfaces, and Other Class Features 7 Exceptions, Assertions, and Threads WEEK II: The Java Class Library 8 Data Structures 9 Working with Swing 10 Building aSwing Interface 11 Arranging Components on a User Interface 12 Responding to User Input 13 Using Color, Fonts, and Graphics 14 Developing Swing Applications WEEK III: Java Programming 15 Working with Input and Output 16 Serializing and Examining Objects 17 Communicating Across the Internet 18 Accessing Databases with JDBC 19 Reading and Writing RSS Feeds 20 XML Web Services 21 Writing JavaServlets and Java Server Pages
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A Using the Java Development Kit B Programming with the Java Development Kit C This Book’s Web Site
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Bonus Material on the Companion CD-ROM
CD1 Choosing Java CD2 Writing Java Applets CD3 Regular Expressions CD4 Where to Go from Here:...