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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)

Understanding if statements

Today, we're going to explore the very basic if and else conditional statements. To understand this further, refer to the following bullet list:

  1. Let's create a new Java project in NetBeans. I'm going to call mine ConditionalStatements, and I will allow NetBeans to create the main class for me; refer to the following screenshot:

To keep things clean, we can get rid of all our comments; now we're good to go. To allow us to write more interesting programs, we're going to quickly learn how to do some basic user input in Java. At this point in time, you don't have the knowledge base to fully grasp the intricacies of what we're about to do, but you may have a basic understanding of what's going on and you can certainly repeat the process on your own in future.

While writing to this InputStream/Console window is kind...