Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition Covering Java 7 and Android Development In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to create Java applications. 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 an Android app in Java. 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. Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings. 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 * Read and write files and XML data * Master best practices for object-oriented programming * Create flexible, interoperable web services with JAX-WS * Use Java to create an Android appPART I: Getting Started HOUR 1: Becoming a Programmer HOUR 2: Writing Your First Program HOUR 3: Vacationing in Java HOUR 4: Understanding How Java Programs Work PART II: Learning the Basics of Programming HOUR 5: Storing and Changing Information in a Program HOUR 6: Using Strings to Communicate HOUR 7: Using Conditional Tests to Make Decisions HOUR 8: Repeating an Action with Loops PART III: Working with Information in New Ways HOUR 9: Storing Information with Arrays HOUR 10: Creating Your First Object HOUR 11: Describing What Your Object Is Like HOUR 12: Making the Most of Existing Objects PART IV: Programming a Graphical User Interface HOUR 13: Building a Simple User Interface HOUR 14: Laying Out a User Interface HOUR 15: Responding to User Input HOUR 16: Building a Complex User Interface PART V: Moving into Advanced Topics HOUR 17: Creating Interactive Web Programs HOUR 18: Handling Errors in a Program HOUR 19: Creating a Threaded Program HOUR 20: Reading and Writing Files PART VI: Writing Internet Applications HOUR 21: Reading and Writing XML Data HOUR 22: Creating Web Services with JAX-WS HOUR 23: Creating Java2D Graphics HOUR 24: Writing Android Apps PART VII: Appendixes APPENDIX A: Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment APPENDIX B: Where to Go from Here: Java Resources APPENDIX C: This Book's Website APPENDIX D: Setting Up an Android Development Environment
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