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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

Getting Started with Java 12

This chapter is about how to start learning Java 12 and Java in general. We will begin with the basics, first explaining what Java is and its main terms, followed by how to install the necessary tools to write and run (execute) a program. In this respect, Java 12 is not much different to the previous Java versions, so this chapter's content is applies to the older versions too.

We will describe and demonstrate all the necessary steps for building and configuring a Java programming environment. This is the bare minimum that you have to have on the computer in order to start programming. We also describe the basic Java language constructs and illustrate them with examples that can be executed immediately.

The best way to learn a programming language, or any language for that matter, is to use it, and this chapter guides the reader on how they can...