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Learn Java 12 Programming

By : Nick Samoylov
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Learn Java 12 Programming

By: Nick Samoylov

Overview of this book

Java is one of the preferred languages among developers, used in everything right from smartphones, and game consoles to even supercomputers, and its new features simply add to the richness of the language. This book on Java programming begins by helping you learn how to install the Java Development Kit. You will then focus on understanding object-oriented programming (OOP), with exclusive insights into concepts like abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism, which will help you when programming for real-world apps. Next, you’ll cover fundamental programming structures of Java such as data structures and algorithms that will serve as the building blocks for your apps. You will also delve into core programming topics that will assist you with error handling, debugging, and testing your apps. As you progress, you’ll move on to advanced topics such as Java libraries, database management, and network programming, which will hone your skills in building professional-grade apps. Further on, you’ll understand how to create a graphic user interface using JavaFX and learn to build scalable apps by taking advantage of reactive and functional programming. By the end of this book, you’ll not only be well versed with Java 10, 11, and 12, but also gain a perspective into the future of this language and software development in general.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
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Section 1: Overview of Java Programming
Section 2: Building Blocks of Java
Section 3: Advanced Java


In this chapter, we talked about multithreaded processing, the ways to organize it and avoid unpredictable results caused by the concurrent modification of the shared resource. We have shown readers how to create threads and execute them using pools of threads. We have also demonstrated how the results can be extracted from the threads that have completed successfully and discussed the difference between parallel and concurrent processing.

In the next chapter, we will provide readers with a deeper understanding of JVM, its structure and processes, and we'll discuss in detail the garbage collection process that keeps memory from being overflown. By the end of the chapter, the readers will know what constitutes Java application execution, Java processes inside JVM, garbage collection, and how JVM works in general.