The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics (6th edition)

The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics (6th edition)

By: Sharon Zakhour (author), Sowmya Kannan (author), Joni Gordon (author), Scott Hommel (author), Raymond Gallardo (author)Paperback

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The Java (R) Tutorial, Sixth Edition, is based on the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 8. This revised and updated edition introduces the new features added to the platform, including lambda expressions, default methods, aggregate operations, and more. An accessible and practical guide for programmers of any level, this book focuses on how to use the rich environment provided by Java to build applications, applets, and components. Expanded coverage includes a chapter on the Date-Time API and a new chapter on annotations, with sections on type annotations and pluggable type systems as well as repeating annotations. In addition, the updated sections "Security in Rich Internet Applications" and "Guidelines for Securing Rich Internet Applications" address key security topics. The latest deployment best practices are described in the chapter "Deployment in Depth." If you plan to take one of the Java SE 8 certification exams, this book can help. A special appendix, "Preparing for Java Programming Language Certification," details the items covered on the available exams. Check online for updates. All of the material has been thoroughly reviewed by members of Oracle Java engineering to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. This book is based on the online tutorial hosted on Oracle Corporation's website at

About Author

Raymond Gallardo is a senior technical writer at Oracle Corporation. Previous engagements include college instructor, technical writer for IBM, and bicycle courier. Scott Hommel is a senior technical writer at Oracle Corporation, where he documents the Java SE platform. For the past fifteen years, he has written tutorials, technical articles, and core release documentation for Java SE and related technologies. Sowmya Kannan wears many hats on the Java SE documentation team including planning, writing, communicating with developer audiences, and tinkering with production tools. She has more than fifteen years' experience in the design, development, and documentation of the Java platform, Java-based middleware, and web applications. Joni Gordon is a principal technical writer at Oracle Corporation. She has contributed to the documentation for Java SE and for JavaFX. She has been a technical writer for more than fifteen years and has a background in enterprise application development. Sharon Biocca Zakhour was previously a principal technical writer on staff at Oracle Corporation. She has contributed to Java SE platform documentation for more than twelve years, including The Java (TM) Tutorial, Fourth Edition, and The JFC Swing Tutorial, Second Edition. She has worked as a programmer, developer support engineer, and technical writer for thirty years.


Preface xxiii About the Authors xxvii Chapter 1: Getting Started 1 The Java Technology Phenomenon 1 The "Hello World!" Application 5 A Closer Look at the "Hello World!" Application 23 Common Problems (and Their Solutions) 27 Questions and Exercises: Getting Started 31 Chapter 2: Object-Oriented Programming Concepts 33 What Is an Object? 34 What Is a Class? 36 What Is Inheritance? 38 What Is an Interface? 39 What Is a Package? 40 Questions and Exercises: ObjectOriented Programming Concepts 41 Chapter 3: Language Basics 43 Variables 44 Operators 58 Expressions, Statements, and Blocks 68 Questions and Exercises: Expressions, Statements, and Blocks 71 Chapter 4: Classes and Objects 87 Classes 88 Objects 99 More on Classes 107 Nested Classes 121 Enum Types 157 Chapter 5: Annotations 163 Annotations Basics 164 Declaring an Annotation Type 165 Predefined Annotation Types 167 Type Annotations and Pluggable Type Systems 170 Repeating Annotations 171 Questions and Exercises: Annotations 173 Chapter 6: Interfaces and Inheritance 175 Interfaces 175 Inheritance 193 Chapter 7: Generics 219 Why Use Generics? 220 Generic Types 220 Generic Methods 226 Bounded Type Parameters 227 Generics, Inheritance, and Subtypes 229 Type Inference 232 Wildcards 236 Type Erasure 244 Restrictions on Generics 252 Questions and Exercises: Generics 256 Chapter 8: Packages 259 Creating and Using Packages 259 Questions and Exercises: Creating and Using Packages 269 Chapter 9: Numbers and Strings 271 Numbers 271 Characters 287 Strings 288 Chapter 10: Exceptions 309 What Is an Exception? 310 The Catch or Specify Requirement 311 Catching and Handling Exceptions 313 Specifying the Exceptions Thrown by a Method 323 How to Throw Exceptions 324 Unchecked Exceptions: The Controversy 329 Advantages of Exceptions 330 Summary 335 Questions and Exercises: Exceptions 336 Chapter 11: Basic I/O and NIO.2 339 I/O Streams 339 File I/O (Featuring NIO.2) 359 Summary 421 Questions and Exercises: Basic I/O 422 Chapter 12: Collections 423 Introduction to Collections 424 Interfaces 426 Aggregate Operations 471 Implementations 489 Algorithms 505 Custom Collection Implementations 509 Interoperability 513 Chapter 13: Concurrency 519 Processes and Threads 520 Thread Objects 521 Synchronization 527 Liveness 533 Guarded Blocks 535 Immutable Objects 539 High-Level Concurrency Objects 543 Questions and Exercises: Concurrency 555 Chapter 14: Regular Expressions 557 Introduction 558 Test Harness 559 String Literals 560 Character Classes 562 Predefined Character Classes 566 Quantifiers 568 Capturing Groups 574 Boundary Matchers 576 Methods of the Pattern Class 578 Methods of the Matcher Class 583 Methods of the PatternSyntaxException Class 589 Unicode Support 591 Questions and Exercises: Regular Expressions 592 Chapter 15: The Platform Environment 595 Configuration Utilities 595 System Utilities 603 PATH and CLASSPATH 609 Questions and Exercises: The Platform Environment 613 Chapter 16: Packaging Programs in JAR Files 615 Using JAR Files: The Basics 616 Working with Manifest Files: The Basics 627 Signing and Verifying JAR Files 635 Using JAR-Related APIs 642 Questions and Exercises: Packaging Programs in JAR Files 648 Chapter 17: Java Web Start 649 Developing a Java Web Start Application 650 Deploying a Java Web Start Application 653 Displaying a Customized Loading Progress Indicator 656 Running a Java Web Start Application 660 Java Web Start and Security 661 Common Java Web Start Problems 662 Questions and Exercises: Java Web Start 663 Chapter 18: Applets 665 Getting Started with Applets 666 Doing More with Applets 677 Solving Common Applet Problems 707 Questions and Exercises: Applets 708 Chapter 19: Doing More with Java Rich Internet Applications 711 Setting Trusted Arguments and Secure Properties 711 JNLP API 714 Cookies 719 Customizing the Loading Experience 722 Security in Rich Internet Applications 722 Guidelines for Securing RIAs 724 Questions and Exercises: Doing More with Rich Internet Applications 726 Chapter 20: Deployment in Depth 729 User Acceptance of RIAs 729 Deployment Toolkit 731 Java Network Launch Protocol 739 Deployment Best Practices 748 Questions and Exercises: Deployment in Depth 753 Chapter 21: Date-Time 755 Date-Time Overview 756 Date-Time Design Principles 756 The Date-Time Packages 757 Method Naming Conventions 758 Standard Calendar 759 Overview 759 DayOfWeek and Month Enums 760 Date and Time Classes 764 Time Zone and Offset Classes 766 Instant Class 770 Parsing and Formatting 772 The Temporal Package 774 Period and Duration 780 Clock 783 Non-ISO Date Conversion 784 Legacy Date-Time Code 787 Summary 789 Questions and Exercises: Date-Time 791 Chapter 22: Introduction to JavaFX 793 Appendix: Preparation for Java Programming Language Certification 795 Programmer Level I Exam 795 Programmer Level II Exam 801 Java SE 8 Upgrade Exam 801 Index 807

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  • ISBN13: 9780134034089
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 864
  • ID: 9780134034089
  • weight: 1054
  • ISBN10: 0134034082
  • edition: 6th edition

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