This practice-oriented text explores the intricacies of Java language in the light of different procedural and object-oriented paradigms. It is primarily focussed on the Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigm using Java as a language.
The text begins with the programming overview and introduces the reader to the important object-oriented (OO) terms. It then deals with Java development as well as runtime environment set-up along with the steps of compilation and running of a simple program. The text explains the philosophy of Java by highlighting its core features and demonstrating its advantages over C++. Besides, it covers GUI through Java applets, Swing, as well as concurrency handling and synchronization through threads. A chapter is exclusively devoted to fundamental data structures and their applications in Java. The book shows how Unified Modeling Language (UML) represents objects, classes, components, relationships, and architectural design.
This comprehensive and student friendly book is intended as a text for the students of computer science and engineering, computer applications (BCA/MCA), and IT courses.
• Shows the practical application of theories through several examples and program source codes.
• Provides end-of-chapter review questions and end-of-book laboratory workouts for easy assimilation of concepts learned and self-evaluation.
• Covers the features of latest version of Java, i.e. Java™ 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0.