|On To Java, Third Edition||
Patrick Henry Winston |
Learn the exciting language of the World Wide Web
On To Java provides you with the knowledge that you need to learn the Java programming language and improve your programming practices. It is written in the clear and concise style that makes all Winston's books popular with programmers.
The Knowledge You Need
Each chapter responds to a question you naturally ask when you want to learn a new language: What's special about the language? How do I define a method? How do I implement a loop? How do I open a file? How do I build a graphical user interface? What are the idioms of the language? How do I program effectively?
You learn the answers from a to-the-point, slidelike presentation. First, you learn answers that enable you to write complete, functional programs immediately. Then, you learn how to improve and extend those programs as you learn to design class hierarchies, practice data and procedure abstraction with getters and setters, impose requirements using interfaces, follow the model-view approach to system design, access applets from network viewers, use threads to implement dynamic applets, access files via resources, construct graphical user interfaces using swing classes, and much, much more.
To see the applet, you may need to download a plugin, because, at the moment, some popular browsers do not support the Java swing classes. Your browser should offer to do this for you.
Winston's proven approach
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This book is available, in an on-line version, via http://www.aw.com/onto/java/
About the Authors
Well-known author Patrick Henry Winston teaches artificial intelligence and computer science and develops computational theories of human intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of On To C, On To C++, and Artificial Intelligence.
Java expert Sundar Narasimhan develops complex situation assessment and resource allocation systems at Ascent Technology, Incorporated.