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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

JavaFX fundamentals

Cities such as New York, London, Paris, and Moscow have many theaters, and people who live there cannot avoid hearing about new plays and productions almost weekly. It makes them inevitably familiar with theater terminology, among which the terms stage, scene, and event are probably used the most often. These three terms are also at the foundation of a JavaFX application structure too.

The top-level container in JavaFX that holds all other components is represented by the javafx.stage.Stage class. So, you can say that, in the JavaFX application, everything happens on a stage. From a user perspective, it is a display area or window where all the controls and components perform their actions (like actors in a theater). And, similar to the actors in a theater, they do it in the context of a scene, represented by the javafx.scene.Scene class. So, a JavaFX application...