In arenas ranging from enterprise development to Android app programming, Java remains one of the world's most popular programming languages. Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days helps the serious learner gain true mastery over the new Java 9.
In this book's straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping readers learn Java's core features and techniques from the ground up. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book offers a practical grounding in the language, without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating.
Week 1 introduces the basic building blocks of the Java programming language: keywords, operators, class and object definitions, packages, interfaces, exceptions, and threads.
Week 2 covers the Swing graphical user interface class libraries and the important classes that support data structures, string handling, dates and times.
Week 3 ventures into the hottest areas of Java programming: web services, Java servlets, network programming, database programming and Android development.
Week 1 The Java Language Day 1 Getting Started with Java Day 2 The ABCs of Programming Day 3 Working with Objects Day 4 Lists, Logic, and Loops Day 5 Creating Classes and Methods Day 6 Packages, Interfaces, and Other Class Features Day 7 Exceptions, Assertions, and Threads Week 2 The Java Class Library Day 8 Data Structures Day 9 Working with Swing Day 10 Building a Swing Interface Day 11 Arranging Components on a User Interface Day 12 Responding to User Input Day 13 Creating Java2D XRender Graphics Day 14 Developing Swing Applications Week 3 Java Programming Day 15 Working with Input and Output Day 16 Serializing and Examining Objects Day 17 Communicating Across the Internet Day 18 Accessing Databases with JDBC and Derby Day 19 Reading and Writing RSS Feeds Day 20 XML Web Services Day 21 Writing Android Apps for Java Appendixes A Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment B This Book's Web Site