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A hands-on guide to the Java programming language, The Java(t) Tutorial, Fourth Edition is perfect for any developer looking for a proven path to proficiency with Java SE. This popular tutorial "from the Source" has been completely revised and updated to cover Version 6 of the Java Platform, Standard Edition. Written by members of the Java Software team at Sun Microsystems, this book uses a tested, interactive approach and features real-world problems that help you learn the Java platform by example. New to this edition are chapters on generics, collections, Java Web Start, the platform environment, and regular expressions. Key sections, including the Threads, I/O, Object-Oriented Programming Concepts, and Language Basics chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect reader feedback and to cover new features added to the Java SE 6 platform. A new appendix contains information on how to prepare for the Java Programming Language Certification exam. As with the previous editions, you will find clear explanations of the fundamentals of objects, classes, and data structures, as well as detailed coverage of exceptions, I/O, and threads. All of the popular features that made this book a classic have been retained, including convenient summaries at the end of each section and Questions and Exercises segments to help you practice what you learn. The accompanying CD-ROM is filled with valuable resources including the latest Java SE software (the JRE, JDK, Java API spec, and the guide documentation), the code samples from this book, and solutions to the questions and exercises. The Java(t) Series is supported, endorsed, and authored by the creators of the Java technology at Sun Microsystems, Inc. It is the official place to go for complete, expert, and definitive information on Java technology. The books in this series provide the inside information you need to build effective, robust, and portable applications and applets. The Series is an indispensable resource for anyone targeting the Java(t) platform.
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Foreword xix Preface xxiChapter 1: Getting Started 11.1 The Java Technology Phenomenon 1 1.2 The "Hello World!" Application 6 1.3 A Closer Look at the "Hello World!" Application 24 1.4 Common Problems (and Their Solutions) 27 1.5 Questions and Exercises: Getting Started 30 Chapter 2: Object-Oriented Programming Concepts 332.1 What Is an Object? 33 2.2 What Is a Class? 35 2.3 What Is Inheritance? 37 2.4 What Is an Interface? 38 2.5 What Is a Package? 39 2.6 Questions and Exercises: Object-Oriented Programming Concepts 40 Chapter 3: Language Basics 433.1 Variables 43 3.2 Operators 55 3.3 Expressions, Statements, and Blocks 66 3.4 Control Flow Statements 69 Chapter 4: Classes and Objects 854.1 Classes 85 4.2 Objects 97 4.3 More on Classes 106 4.4 Nested Classes 122 4.5 Enum Types 128 4.6 Annotations 132 Chapter 5: Interfaces and Inheritance 1395.1 Interfaces 139 5.2 Inheritance 147 Chapter 6: Generics 1676.1 Introduction 167 6.2 Generic Types 169 6.3 Generic Methods and Constructors 172 6.4 Bounded Type Parameters 173 6.5 Subtyping 175 6.6 Wildcards 177 6.7 Type Erasure 178 6.8 Summary of Generics 179 6.9 Questions and Exercises: Generics 180 Chapter 7: Packages 1837.1 Creating and Using Packages 183 Chapter 8: Numbers and Strings 1958.1 Numbers 195 8.2 Characters 210 8.3 Strings 212 Chapter 9: Exceptions 2339.1 What Is an Exception? 233 9.2 The Catch or Specify Requirement 235 9.3 Catching and Handling Exceptions 236 9.4 Specifying the Exceptions Thrown by a Method 245 9.5 How to Throw Exceptions 246 9.6 Unchecked Exceptions-The Controversy 252 9.7 Advantages of Exceptions 253 9.8 Summary 258 9.9 Questions and Exercises: Exceptions 259 Chapter 10: Basic I/O 26110.1 I/O Streams 261 10.2 File I/O 286 10.3 The New I/O Packages 291 10.4 Summary 292 10.5 Questions and Exercises: Basic I/O 292 Chapter 11: Collections 29311.1 Introduction to Collections 293 11.2 Interfaces 295 11.3 Implementations 342 11.4 Algorithms 355 11.5 Custom Collection Implementations 360 11.6 Interoperability 364 Chapter 12: Concurrency 36912.1 Processes and Threads 369 12.2 Thread Objects 371 12.3 Synchronization 377 12.4 Liveness 384 12.5 Guarded Blocks 386 12.6 Immutable Objects 391 12.7 High-Level Concurrency Objects 395 12.8 For Further Reading 402 12.9 Questions and Exercises: Concurrency 403 Chapter 13: Regular Expressions 40513.1 Introduction 405 13.2 Test Harness 406 13.3 String Literals 407 13.4 Character Classes 409 13.5 Predefined Character Classes 414 13.6 Quantifiers 416 13.7 Capturing Groups 422 13.8 Boundary Matchers 424 13.9 Methods of the Pattern Class 425 13.10 Methods of the Matcher Class 431 13.11 Methods of the PatternSyntaxException Class 437 13.12 Summary 439 13.13 Additional Resources 440 13.14 Questions and Exercises: Regular Expressions 440 Chapter 14: The Platform Environment 44314.1 Configuration Utilities 443 14.2 System Utilities 452 14.3 PATH and CLASSPATH 457 14.4 Questions and Exercises: The Platform Environment 460 Chapter 15: Swing 46315.1 A Brief Introduction to the Swing Package 463 15.2 Swing Features 470 15.3 Questions: Graphical User Interfaces 485 Chapter 16: Packaging Programs in JAR Files 48716.1 Using JAR Files: The Basics 488 16.2 Working with Manifest Files: The Basics 500 16.3 Signing and Verifying JAR Files 507 16.4 Using JAR-Related APIs 514 16.5 Questions: JAR Files 520 Chapter 17: Java Web Start 52117.1 Running Java Web Start Applications 522 17.2 Deploying Java Web Start Applications 524 17.3 Developing Java Web Start Applications 534 17.4 The JNLP API 536 17.5 Java Web Start and Security 538 17.6 Common Java Web Start Problems 539 17.7 Questions and Exercises: Java Web Start 540 Chapter 18: Applets 54318.1 Getting Started with Applets 545 18.2 Taking Advantage of the Applet API 559 18.3 Practical Considerations When Writing Applets 578 18.4 Finishing an Applet 593 18.5 Deploying Applets 594 18.6 Solving Common Applet Problems 600 18.7 Questions and Exercises: Java Applets 602 Appendix A: Java Language Keywords 603Appendix B: Preparation for Java Programming Language Certification 605B.1 Section 1: Declarations, Initialization and Scoping 606 B.2 Section 2: Flow Control 608 B.3 Section 3: API Contents 609 B.4 Section 4: Concurrency 611 B.5 Section 5: OO Concepts 612 B.6 Section 6: Collections / Generics 613 B.7 Section 7: Fundamentals 614 Index 617

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A hands-on guide to the Java programming language, The Java (TM) Tutorial, Fourth Edition is perfect for any developer looking for a proven path to proficiency with Java SE. This popular tutorial "from the Source" has been completely revised and updated to cover Version 6 of the Java Platform, Standard Edition. Written by members of the Java Software team at Sun Microsystems, this book uses a tested, interactive approach and features real-world problems that help you learn the Java platform by example. New to this edition are chapters on generics, collections, Java Web Start, the platform environment, and regular expressions. Key sections, including the Threads, I/O, Object-Oriented Programming Concepts, and Language Basics chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect reader feedback and to cover new features added to the Java SE 6 platform. A new appendix contains information on how to prepare for the Java Programming Language Certification exam. As with the previous editions, you will find clear explanations of the fundamentals of objects, classes, and data structures, as well as detailed coverage of exceptions, I/O, and threads. All of the popular features that made this book a classic have been retained, including convenient summaries at the end of each section and Questions and Exercises segments to help you practice what you learn. The accompanying CD-ROM is filled with valuable resources including the latest Java SE software (the JRE, JDK, Java API spec, and the guide documentation), the code samples from this book, and solutions to the questions and exercises. The Java (TM) Series is supported, endorsed, and authored by the creators of the Java technology at Sun Microsystems, Inc. It is the official place to go for complete, expert, and definitive information on Java technology. The books in this series provide the inside information you need to build effective, robust, and portable applications and applets. The Series is an indispensable resource for anyone targeting the Java (TM) platform.

About the Author

Sharon Zakhour, the Java Tutorial team lead, has worked at Sun Microsystems as a senior technical writer for seven years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in computer science and has worked as a programmer, developer support engineer, and technical writer for more than twenty years. Scott Hommel is a technical writer on staff at Sun Microsystems, where he documents the Java Platform, Standard Edition. Since 1999, he has contributed to every major release of the JDK, mostly in the form of API spec clarifications and core release documentation. Jacob Royal has an M.S. in IT and an M.B.A. in information systems. He has written administrator's guides, API references and programmer's guides, and has identified new tools and developed code and writing standards for various companies, including Lucent Technologies and Autodesk. Isaac Rabinovitch is a freelance technical writer. He has written user manuals, programmer's guides, administrator's manuals, API references, release notes, and support documentation at Sun Microsystems, Borland, SGI, and many other companies. Thomas Risser was educated in physics at Harvard (B.A.) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.). He has been a technical writer in the computer industry for fifteen years. Mark Hoeber is a former senior technical writer at Sun Microsystems. He has worked as a technical writer for twelve years, focusing on documentation for software developers and system administrators.

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