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Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies
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Introduction 1 Part I: Revving Up 7 Chapter 1: Getting Started 9 Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 21 Chapter 3: Running Programs 47 Part II: Writing Your Own Java Programs 69 Chapter 4: Exploring the Parts of a Program 71 Chapter 5: Composing a Program 91 Chapter 6: Using the Building Blocks: Variables, Values, and Types 115 Chapter 7: Numbers and Types 129 Chapter 8: Numbers? Who Needs Numbers? 147 Part III: Controlling the Flow 169 Chapter 9: Forks in the Road 171 Chapter 10: Which Way Did He Go? 187 Chapter 11: How to Flick a Virtual Switch 209 Chapter 12: Around and Around It Goes 225 Chapter 13: Piles of Files: Dealing with Information Overload 245 Chapter 14: Creating Loops within Loops 265 Chapter 15: The Old Runaround 277 Part IV: Using Program Units 301 Chapter 16: Using Loops and Arrays 303 Chapter 17: Programming with Objects and Classes 321 Chapter 18: Using Methods and Variables from a Java Class 335 Chapter 19: Creating New Java Methods 357 Chapter 20: Oooey GUI Was a Worm 379 Part V: The Part of Tens 405 Chapter 21: Ten Sets of Web Links 407 Chapter 22: Ten Useful Classes in the Java API 413 Index 417

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Dr. Barry Burd has an M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he was elected five times to the universitywide List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students. Since 1980, Dr. Burd has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. When he's not lecturing at Drew University, Dr. Burd leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is the author of several articles and books, including Java For Dummies and Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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