LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS: A JFC SWING TUTORIAL is a self-study or instructor led tutorial teaching the basics of building a Java application with a Swing graphic user interface (GUI). LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS has 9 lessons covering object-oriented programming concepts, using a integrated development environment to create and test Java projects, building and distributing GUI applications, understanding and using the Swing control library, exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as printing, and help system authoring. The focus of LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS is to use the existing objects and capabilities of the Java Swing library to build a wide variety of useful desktop applications. Some of the applications built include: Stopwatch, Calendar Display, Loan Repayment Calculator, Flash Card Math Game, Database Input Screen, Statistics Calculator, Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Capital City Quiz, Information Tracker (with plotting), Line, Bar and Pie charts, Telephone Directory and a video game. LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS is presented using a combination of over 1100 pages of FULL-COLOR course notes and over 100 practical Java GUI examples and applications. To grasp the concepts presented in LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS, you should possess a working knowledge of Windows (or other operating system) and have had some exposure to Java programming concepts. We offer two beginning Java programming tutorials, JJAVA FOR KIDS and BEGINNING JAVA, that would help you gain this needed training. This course requires Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. To complete this course you will need to have a copy of the free Java Development Kit (JDK7) installed on your computer. This tutorial also uses JCreator as the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for building and testing Java applications. JCreator 5.0 is available for download at the JCreator.com Web Site. The Java source code and all needed multimedia files are available for download from the publisher's website (www.KidwareSoftware.com) after book registration. Teacher Reviews: "The Learn Java GUI Applications topics are introduced progressively to ensure that students of different levels can progress at their own pace. Many exercises and problems are weaved into the chapters to maintain student interest and build confidence. Overall, I appreciated your efforts to make the Java product user friendly." - Carly Orr, Teacher, Vancouver, BC. "Having used Kidware Software tutorials for the past decade, I have to say that I could not have achieved the level of success which is now applied in the variety of many programming environments which are currently of considerable interest to kids! I thank Kidware Software and its authors for continuing to stand for what is right in the teaching methodologies which work with kids - even today's kids where competition for their attention is now so much an issue." - Alan Payne, Computer Science Teacher, T.A. Blakelock High School
A Guide to Programming in Java Third Edition emphasizes the development of good problem-solving and programming skills in a clear easy-to-understand format. The textbook is written for a variety of Java compilers. It is also written for different student learning styles and effectively uses screen shots of source code generated output and finished projects to strengthen understanding.
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Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction is an introduction to object-oriented programming for beginners. The main focus of the book is general object-oriented and programming concepts from a software engineering perspective.
The first chapters are written for readers with no programming experience with later chapters being more suitable for advanced or professional programmers. The Java programming language and BlueJ-the Java development environment - are the two tools used throughout the book. BlueJ's clear visualization of classes and objects means that readers can immediately appreciate the differences between them and gain a much better understanding of the nature of an object than they would from simply reading source code. Unlike traditional textbooks, the chapters are not ordered by language features but by software development concepts.
The Sixth Edition goes beyond just adding the new language constructs of Java 8. The book's exploration of this new language demonstrates a renaissance of functional ideas in modern programming. While functional programming isn't new in principle, it's seen a boost in popularity based on the current computer hardware available and the changing nature of projects programmers wish to tackle. Functional language constructs make it possible to efficiently automate currency, make use of multiple cores without much effort on the side of the programmer, are both more elegant and readable, and offer great potential in solving the issue of parallel hardware. Functional programming has become an essential part of the field, and Objects First with Java gives students a basic understanding of an area they'll need to master in order to succeed in the future.
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