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Introduction to Java programming, Part 2: Constructs for real-world applications

More-advanced Java language features

J Steven Perry, Principal Consultant, Makoto Consulting Group, Inc.
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J. Steven Perry is a software developer, architect, and general Java nut who has been developing software professionally since 1991. His professional interests range from the inner workings of the JVM to UML modeling and everything in between. Steve has a passion for writing and mentoring; he is the author of Java Management Extensions (O'Reilly), Log4j (O'Reilly), and the IBM developerWorks articles "Joda-Time" and OpenID for Java Web applications." In his spare time, he hangs out with his three kids, rides his bike, and teaches yoga.

Summary:  In Part 1 of this tutorial, professional Java™ programmer J. Steven Perry introduced the Java language syntax and libraries you need to write simple Java applications. Part 2, still geared toward developers new to Java application development, introduces the more-sophisticated programming constructs required for building complex, real-world Java applications. Topics covered include exception handling, inheritance and abstraction, regular expressions, generics, Java I/O, and Java serialization.

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Date:  19 Aug 2010
Level:  Introductory PDF:  A4 and Letter (904 KB | 53 pages)Get Adobe® Reader®


Conclusion to Part 2

The "Introduction to Java programming" tutorial has covered a significant portion of the Java language, but the language is huge. A single tutorial can't possibly encompass it all.

As you continue learning about the Java language and platform, you'll probably want to study further into topics like regular expressions, generics, and Java serialization. Eventually, you may also want to explore topics not covered in this introductory tutorial, such as concurrency and persistence. Another topic worthy of exploration is Java 7, which will bring many potentially groundbreaking changes to the Java platform. See Resources for some good starting points for learning more about Java programming concepts, including those too advanced to be explored in this introductory format.

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