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Introduction to Programming

By : Nick Samoylov
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Introduction to Programming

By: Nick Samoylov

Overview of this book

Have you ever thought about making your computer do what you want it to do? Do you want to learn to program, but just don't know where to start? Instead of guiding you in the right direction, have other learning resources got you confused with over-explanations? Don't worry. Look no further. Introduction to Programming is here to help. Written by an industry expert who understands the challenges faced by those from a non-programming background, this book takes a gentle, hand-holding approach to introducing you to the world of programming. Beginning with an introduction to what programming is, you'll go on to learn about languages, their syntax, and development environments. With plenty of examples for you to code alongside reading, the book's practical approach will help you to grasp everything it has to offer. More importantly, you'll understand several aspects of application development. As a result, you'll have your very own application running by the end of the book. To help you comprehensively understand Java programming, there are exercises at the end of each chapter to keep things interesting and encourage you to add your own personal touch to the code and, ultimately, your application.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Java external libraries

Various statistics include different names in the list of the 20 or 100 most used third-party libraries. In this section, we are going to discuss those of them that are included in most of these lists. All of them are open source projects.


JUnit is an open source testing framework that has the root package name org.junit. It was used throughout this book in several of our code examples. As you could see, it is very easy to set up and use (we have described the steps in Chapter 4, Your First Java Project):

  • Add a dependency to the Maven configuration file pom.xml
  • Create a test manually or right-click on the class name you would like to test, select Go To, then Test, then Create New Test, and...