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Java in Two Semesters

Featuring JavaFX

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  • Offers a clear structure for learning in which each chapter maps onto one week of a twelve week semester, with the chapter content mapping on to a two hour lecture

  • Provides within each chapter a set of learning outcomes, self-test tutorial questions, and practical lab tasks

  • Presents two extended worked case studies

  • Supplies supplementary material at an associated website, including Java code and IDE support notes

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Texts in Computer Science (TCS)

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Semester One

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The First Step

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 3-18
    3. Building Blocks

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 19-39
    4. Selection

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 41-63
    5. Iteration

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 65-93
    6. Methods

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 95-118
    7. Arrays

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 119-162
    8. Classes and Objects

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 163-193
    9. Implementing Classes

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 195-233
    10. Inheritance

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 235-264
    11. Introducing JavaFX

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 265-305
    12. Case Study—Part 1

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 307-334
    13. Case Study—Part 2

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 335-354
  3. Semester Two

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 355-355
    2. Interfaces and Lambda Expressions

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 357-392
    3. Exceptions

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 393-425
    4. The Java Collections Framework

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 427-468
    5. Advanced JavaFX

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 469-497
    6. JavaFX: Interacting with the User

      • Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans
      Pages 499-526

About this book

This easy-to-follow textbook teaches Java programming from first principles, as well as covering design and testing methodologies. The text is divided into two parts. Each part supports a one-semester module, the first part addressing fundamental programming concepts, and the second part building on this foundation, teaching the skills required to develop more advanced applications.

This fully updated and greatly enhanced fourth edition covers the key developments introduced in Java 8, including material on JavaFX, lambda expressions and the Stream API.

Topics and features

  • Begins by introducing fundamental programming concepts such as declaration of variables, control structures, methods and arrays.
  • Goes on to cover the fundamental object-oriented concepts of classes and objects, inheritance and polymorphism.
  • Uses JavaFX throughout for constructing event-driven graphical interfaces.
  • Includes advanced topics such as interfaces and lambda expressions, generics, collection classes and exceptions.
  • Explains file-handling techniques, packages, multi-threaded programs, socket programming, remote database access and processing collections using streams.
  • Includes self-test questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter, as well as two illuminating case studies.
  • Provides additional resources at its associated website (simply go to springer.com and search for Java in Two Semesters), including a guide on how to install and use the NetBeans™ Java IDE.

Offering a gentle introduction to the field, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Java in Two Semesters is the ideal companion to undergraduate modules in software development or programming.

Dr Aaron Kans is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Computing & Engineering at the University of East London, UK. Dr Quentin Charatan is a former Principal Lecturer and now visiting lecturer at the same institution.

Keywords

  • Java
  • Programming
  • Compilation
  • Object-oriented
  • JavaFX features
  • Android application
  • Embedded systems

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of East London, London, UK

    Quentin Charatan, Aaron Kans

About the authors

Dr Aaron Kans is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Computing & Engineering at the University of East London, UK. Dr Quentin Charatan is a former Principal Lecturer and now visiting lecturer at the same institution.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-99420-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)