Java Made Easy – a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
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Learning a programming language can seem like a daunting task. You may have looked at coding in the past, and felt it was too complicated and confusing. This comprehensive beginner’s guide will take you step by step through learning one of the best programming languages out there. In a matter of no time, you will be writing code like a professional.
Java is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages available. Most of the modern applications built around the world, including server side and business logic components, are made from the Java programming language. Its portability and ease of use has ensured that it is a favourite among novices and seasoned developers alike.
What This Book Offers
Made for Beginners
This guide is written specifically for beginners. We take you step-by-step through writing your very first program, explaining each portion of code as we go along. We guide you through the workings of the Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment, as well as choosing an IDE.
57 Practical Examples
With each concept, we provide one or more example to illustrate the topic in a way that makes it easy to understand. We break examples down into their basic workings, and provide the output for you to compare to your own results.
Introduction to Java
For newcomers to Java we look at what the language has to offer, its origin and design goals, features and capabilities, as well as the various Java editions, before stepping into more in-depth topics.
- Basics of Java
- Writing Your First Program, Step-By-Step
- Basic Program Structure
- Which IDE to Choose
- How to Use the Java Development Kit
- Understanding the Java Runtime Environment
- Features and Uses of Java
- Sample Applications
- Data Types
- Type Conversion
- Decision Making