Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours, 8/e (Covering Java 9)

Rogers Cadenhead





Computer programming with Java is easier than it looks. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn to write computer programs in Java.


Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, popular author Rogers Cadenhead helps you master the skills and technology you need to create desktop and web programs, web services, an Android app, and even Minecraft mods in Java.


Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.


Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to program with Java.


Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.


Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information, advice, and warnings.


Learn how to…

• Set up your Java programming environment

• Write your first working program in just minutes

• Control program decisions and behavior

• Store and work with information

• Build straightforward user interfaces

• Create interactive web programs

• Use threading to build more responsive programs

• Read and write files and XML data

• Master best practices for object-oriented programming

• Use Java 9’s new HTTP client

• Use Java to create a• Android app

• Expand your skills with closures

• Create Minecraft mods with Java


Contents at a Glance


Part I Getting Started

1 Becoming a Programmer

2 Writing Your First Program

3 Vacationing i• Java

4 Understanding How Java Programs Work


Part II Learning the Basics of Programming

5 Storing and Changing Informatio• i• a Program

6 Using Strings to Communicate

7 Using Conditional Tests to Make Decisions

8 Repeating a• Actio• with Loops


Part III Working with Informatio• i• New Ways

9 Storing Informatio• with Arrays

10 Creating Your First Object

11 Describing What Your Object is Like

12 Making the Most of Existing Objects


Part IV Moving into Advanced Topics

13 Storing Objects i• Data Structures

14 Handling Errors i• a Program

15 Creating a Threaded Program

16 Using Inner Classes and Closures


Part V Programming a Graphical User Interface

17 Building a Simple User Interface i• Swing

18 Laying Out a User Interface

19 Responding to User Input


Part VI Writing Internet Applications

20 Reading and Writing Files

21 Using Java 9's New HTTP Client

22 Creating Java2D Graphics

23 Creating Minecraft Mods with Java

24 Writing Android Apps



A Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment

B Where to Go from Here Java Resources

C This Book's Web Site


D Fixing a Problem with the Android Studio Emulator