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Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest release of the Java language, the new edition covers the most recent developments in Java programming. Part One presents the key concepts of object-orientation and takes the student from simple programming concepts through to inheritance and HCI. The second part of the book introduces topics such as advanced graphics programming, exceptions, threads, file handling and network programming, and culminates in a final chapter on Java in the context of the current software development environment.
Based upon Java 5.0, the book includes topics such as generics, autoboxing and unboxing, a new chapter on network programming as well as a chapter covering the recently updated Java Collections Framework. Program control is covered by two separate chapters, and there is an entire chapter devoted to the implementation of methods.
In addition to new technical developments, the book retains frequent examples, extensive end of chapter exercises, unique case study chapters, and offers a free student CD-ROM containing a Java IDE and all essential Java classes from the text.