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Java Programming for Beginners

By : Mark Lassoff
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Java Programming for Beginners

By: Mark Lassoff

Overview of this book

Java is an object-oriented programming language, and is one of the most widely accepted languages because of its design and programming features, particularly in its promise that you can write a program once and run it anywhere. Java Programming for Beginners is an excellent introduction to the world of Java programming, taking you through the basics of Java syntax and the complexities of object-oriented programming. You'll gain a full understanding of Java SE programming and will be able to write Java programs with graphical user interfaces that run on PC, Mac, or Linux machines. This book is full of informative and entertaining content, challenging exercises, and dozens of code examples you can run and learn from. By reading this book, you’ll move from understanding the data types in Java, through loops and conditionals, and on to functions, classes, and file handling. The book finishes with a look at GUI development and training on how to work with XML. The book takes an efficient route through the Java landscape, covering all of the core topics that a Java developer needs. Whether you’re an absolute beginner to programming, or a seasoned programmer approaching an object-oriented language for the first time, Java Programming for Beginners delivers the focused training you need to become a Java developer.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Event handling

One of the best things about working in Java is how powerful its GUI extension libraries are and just how quickly we can get a program up and running that not only has functional code, but also has a slick, professional-looking user interface to back it up that would help anyone interact with our program. That's what we're going to do now: connect the design interface for basic username and password validation with some backend code that we're going to write which will actually check two text fields to see whether they're the ones we're looking for.

To start off, we have the basic GUI with a text field where someone can put a username and password, which will just show up as stars:

Adding a button