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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)

Reading XML data

In this section, we'll accomplish a very simple task to get ourselves started on the road to learning how Java interacts with XML. We'll use the XML information from the cars.xml file, provided in the code file of the book. This file should be stored in the current directory of our Java project, so when we run our Java program, it will be able to access cars.xml without any additional pathing required. We'll edit the following Java program to load the cars.xml file:

package loadinganxmlfile; 
import javax.xml.parsers.*; 
import javax.xml.transform.*; 
import javax.xml.transform.dom.*; 
import org.w3c.dom.*; 
import org.xml.sax.*; 
public class LoadingAnXMLFile { 
    public static void main(String[] args) { 
        try { 
            //Write code that can throw errors here