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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

Operations (methods)

Many methods of the Stream interface, those that have a functional interface type as a parameter, are called operations because they are not implemented as traditional methods. Their functionality is passed into the method as a function. The operations are just shells that call a method of the functional interface assigned as the type of the parameter method.

For example, let's look at the Stream<T> filter (Predicate<T> predicate) method. Its implementation is based on the call to the method boolean test(T t) of the Predicate<T> function. So, instead of saying, We use the filter() method of the Stream object to select some of the stream elements and skip others, programmers prefer to say, We apply an operation filter that allows some of the stream elements to get through and skip others. It describes the nature of the action (operation...