Joel Murach, Michael Urban
Want to learn Java? Then, Murach's Beginning Java with NetBeans is for you! Its goal is to ease the steep learning curve and it uses the NetBeans IDE to make you productive as quickly as possible. In fact, you'll grow from beginner to entry-level professional! Here's how: Section 1 guides you through the core concepts and coding you need to create simple object-oriented applications. By the end of this section, you'll be using NetBeans to code, test, and debug 3-tier Java applications that use classes from the java SE 8 API as well as your own classes.Then, sections 2, 3, and 4 let you build out your core Java and OOP skills. Here, you'll find chapters that expand on skills that were presented in section 1 or that teach you new skills. That includes working with features that are new in Java 8, like lambda expressions and the new date/time API.At that point, you'll have all the Java prerequisites you need to start learning web or Android programming. Or, you can go on to section 5 to start developing desktop applications for business with a Swing interface and a MySQL database. Along the way, the sample applications will show you how to apply your skills in the real world. And the chapter exercises will give you valuable hands-on experience programming (the solutions to these exercises are posted at our website, so you can check your work).