Java For Dummies: Edition 7

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A new edition of the bestselling guide to Java

If you want to learn to speak the world’s most popular programming language like a native, Java For Dummies is your ideal companion. With a focus on reusing existing code, it quickly and easily shows you how to create basic Java objects, work with Java classes and methods, understand the value of variables, learn to control program flow with loops or decision-making statements, and so much more!

Java is everywhere, runs on almost any computer, and is the engine that drives the coolest applications. Written for anyone who’s ever wanted to tackle programming with Java but never knew quite where to begin, this bestselling guide is your ticket to success! Featuring updates on everything you’ll encounter in Java 9—and brimming with tons of step-by-step instruction—it’s the perfect resource to get you up and running with Java in a jiffy!

  • Discover the latest features and tools in Java 9
  • Learn to combine several smaller programs to create a bigger program
  • Create basic Java objects and reuse code
  • Confidently handle exceptions and events

If you’re ready to jump into Java, this bestselling guide will help keep your head above water!

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John Wiley & Sons
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Mar 7, 2017
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504
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9781119235576
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English
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Computers / Programming / General
Computers / Programming Languages / Java
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If you're a Java programmer working with XML, you probably already use some of the tools developed by the Apache Software Foundation. This book is a code-intensive guide to the Apache XML tools that are most relevant for Java developers, including Xerces, Xalan, FOP, Cocoon, Axis, and Xindice.

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If you need in-depth information to help you assemble a workable toolbox for developing sophisticated XML-based applications, you'll find it in this volume.

What does this book cover?

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How the Apache XML Project relates to Java programming When you'll need some of Xerces' extra parsing features, like grammar caching How to use Xalan's XSLTC to compile XSLT stylesheets into Java Prerequisites and applications for FOP and Batik Cocoon concepts and development Development techniques and practical usage for Xindice How to develop back-end applications with XML RPC and Axis Applications and concepts for XML Security

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