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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)

Packages and Accessibility (Visibility)

By now, you are already quite familiar with packages. In this chapter, we will complete its description and then discuss different levels of accessibility (also called visibility) of classes and class members – methods and fields. It all will come down to the key concept of object-oriented programming the encapsulation and lay the foundation for our discussion of object-oriented design principles.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What is importing?
  • Static importing
  • Interface access modifiers
  • Class access modifiers
  • Method access modifiers
  • Property access modifiers
  • Encapsulation
  • Exercise Shadowing