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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)


The purpose of this book is to give the readers a solid understanding of Java fundamentals, leading them through a series of practical steps from the basics to real programming. The discussion and the examples aim to stimulate professional intuition, using well-proven programming principles and practices.

After finishing this book, you will be able to do the following:

  • Install Java Virtual Machine and run it
  • Install and configure your integrated development environment (editor)
  • Write, compile, and execute Java programs and tests
  • Understand and use Java language fundamentals
  • Understand and apply object-oriented design principles
  • Master the most frequently used Java constructs