There are so many different subsets of Java across the Java Platform-Java SE, Java EE, Java ME, Java FX-that it's hard to know where to start. The answer is right here! Getting StartED with Java is a complete beginner's guide to the Java Platform that cuts through all of the confusion and guides you through creating applications in Java. The beauty of Java is that once you've learned the basics of the language, you can write applications to run on anything from your desktop PC, to your mobile phone, to the Internet. You will come to grips with the Java Development Kit and follow step-by-step examples to learn how to write your first programs in Java.
* Absolute beginner's guide to the Java language * Clear, friendly, no-nonsense approach cuts through the jargon * A wealth of step-by-step examples and sample programs to get you started with Java What you'll learn* What the Java Platform is, and how the different parts of it fit together * How to install the Java Development Kit and the Java Runtime Environment * The basics of programming from the ground up with jargon-free explanation * How to write applications using Java that will run on almost any device * The fundamentals of object-oriented programming-a structured style of programming that isn't as hard as you think * How to create web applications in Java, and the basics of Java FX Who this book is for This book is for anyone wanting to understand what Java is, whether they intend to program or not, and anyone intending to begin programming in the Java language.
Jonathan Jackson holds a BSc in geology/geography, and anMSc in Surveying, and is a Sun Certified Java Programmer forversions 5 and 6. He has worked in IT development, primarily web-related applications, fornine years, and has been programming in Java forseven of them. He is currently a senior developer for large media publishing company, and works on his own software projects in his spare time, predominantly in Java."