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Writing for serious programmers solving real-world problems, Cay Horstmann helps you achieve a deep understanding of the Java language and library. In this first volume of the two-volume work, Horstmann focuses on fundamental language concepts and the foundations of modern user interface programming. You’ll find in-depth coverage of topics ranging from Java object-oriented programming to generics, collections, lambda expressions, Swing UI design, and the latest approaches to concurrency and functional programming. This guide will help youLeverage your existing programming knowledge to quickly master core Java syntax Understand how encapsulation, classes, and inheritance work in Java Master interfaces, inner classes, and lambda expressions for functional programming Improve program robustness with exception handling and effective debugging Write safer, more readable programs with generics and strong typing Use pre-built collections to collect multiple objects for later retrieval Master concurrent programming techniques from the ground up Build modern cross-platform GUIs with standard Swing components Deploy configurable applications and applets, and deliver them across the Internet Simplify concurrency and enhance performance with new functional techniques
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