Head First Java – Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates – 2nd Edition


Java delivers a highly interactive, multisensory experience that lets new programmers pick up the of the quickly. Through mind-stretching exercises, memorable analogies, humorous pictures, and casual language, Head First Java encourages readers to think like a Java programmer. This revised second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java development platform.

Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java.

You’ll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, sockets, and programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Breaking the Surface
Chapter 2, A Trip to Objectville
Chapter 3, Know Your Variables
Chapter 4, How Objects Behave
Chapter 5, Extra-Strength Methods
Chapter 6, Using the Java Library
Chapter 7, Better Living in Objectville
Chapter 8, Serious Polymorphism
Chapter 9, Life and Death of an Object
Chapter 10, Numbers Matter
Chapter 11, Risky Behavior
Chapter 12, A Very Graphic Story
Chapter 13, Work on Your Swing
Chapter 14, Saving Objects
Chapter 15, Make a Connection
Chapter 16, Data Structures
Chapter 18, Distributed Computing
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