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The Java Workshop

By : David Cuartielles, Andreas Göransson, Eric Foster-Johnson
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Book Image

The Java Workshop

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By: David Cuartielles, Andreas Göransson, Eric Foster-Johnson

Overview of this book

Java is a versatile, popular programming language used across a wide range of industries. Learning how to write effective Java code can take your career to the next level, and The Java Workshop will help you do just that. This book is designed to take the pain out of Java coding and teach you everything you need to know to be productive in building real-world software. The Workshop starts by showing you how to use classes, methods, and the built-in Collections API to manipulate data structures effortlessly. You’ll dive right into learning about object-oriented programming by creating classes and interfaces and making use of inheritance and polymorphism. After learning how to handle exceptions, you’ll study the modules, packages, and libraries that help you organize your code. As you progress, you’ll discover how to connect to external databases and web servers, work with regular expressions, and write unit tests to validate your code. You’ll also be introduced to functional programming and see how to implement it using lambda functions. By the end of this Workshop, you’ll be well-versed with key Java concepts and have the knowledge and confidence to tackle your own ambitious projects with Java.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Launching a Process

As mentioned earlier, a process is launched with exec(). Let's look at a simple example where we will call the Java compiler, something that is done the same way from the terminal on any operating system:

import java.io.IOException;
public class Example02 {
public static void main(String[] args) {
    Runtime runtime = Runtime.getRuntime();
    try {
        Process process = runtime.exec("firefox");
    } catch (IOException ioe) {
        System.out.println("WARNING: something happened with exec");
    }
  }
}

When running this example, if you happen to have Firefox installed, it will launch automatically. You could change that to be any other application on your computer. The program will exit with no error, but it will not do anything besides that.

Now, let...