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Recent Releases

 

Recent releases include:


Java: The Complete Reference, 10th Edition   

This is Herb's most popular book on Java, fully updated and expanded to cover Java SE 9 (JDK 9).   

Whether you're an experienced pro or just starting out, this one-stop guide will help you master this important language.  Inside you'll find comprehensive coverage of the Java language, its keywords, syntax, and fundamental programming principles.  Of course, the very important, new modules feature is described in detail. 

This lasting resource also describes key elements of the Java API library, such as the Collections Framework, concurrency, servlets, beans, event handling, AWT,  Swing, JavaFX, and  more. As an added bonus, an introduction to JShell, Java's new interactive programming tool, is included.


Java: A Beginner's Guide, 7th Edition   

This is Herb's step-by-step introduction to Java, updated for Java SE 9 (JDK 9).

If you are just learning Java, then this is the book for you.  It starts at the beginning, explaining the history of Java and why it's important.  You then learn how to obtain the Java Development Kit (JDK) and write your first Java program.

Next, it's on to the Java fundamentals, including data types, operators, control statements, classes, objects, and methods.  You'll then progress to more advanced topics, such as inheritance, exception handling, the I/O system, and multithreading.

Also included is coverage of some of Java's most powerful features, such as generics, lambda expressions, and  the very important, new modules feature.  An introduction to Swing and JavaFX is.also included. As an added bonus, an introduction to JShell, Java's new interactive programming tool, is included.


Introducing JavaFX 8 Programming 

This is Herb's fast-paced, practical introduction to JavaFX 8 GUI programming. JavaFX is Java's next-generation GUI programming framework.

The book begins with the fundamentals, including the general form of a JavaFX program. You then advance to event handling, controls, images, fonts, layouts, effects, transforms, animation, menus, and more. Numerous complete examples are included that put key topics and techniques into action.

Designed for Java programmers, the book's focus is on the JavaFX API and all examples are written entirely in Java. 

 

Herb Schildt's Java Programming Cookbook

For years, friends and readers have been asking Herb to write a cookbook on Java. Finally, he did!

Based on the well-known "cookbook" format, each "recipe" shows how to accomplish a practical programming task. Organized for quick reference, a recipe begins with a list of key ingredients (classes, methods, and interfaces) followed by step-by-step instructions that show how to assemble them into a complete solution. Detailed discussions explain the "how and why" behind each step. A full code example puts the recipe into action. Each recipe ends with options and alternatives that suggest ways to adapt it to fit a variety of situations.

Topics include:

String handling
Regular expressions
File handling
Applets and servlets
Swing
The Collections Framework
Multithreading
Formatting data

Here is a sample from the book that shows the recipe format.

 

Herb Schildt's C++ Programming Cookbook

Immediately after finishing his Java cookbook, Herb moved on to C++. The result is Herb's C++ Programming Cookbook.

Based on the same well-known "cookbook" format as his Java Programming Cookbook,  each "recipe" shows how to accomplish a practical programming task. Organized for quick reference, a recipe begins with a list of key ingredients (classes, functions, and headers) followed by step-by-step instructions that show how to assemble them into a complete solution. Detailed discussions explain the "how and why" behind each step. A full code example puts the recipe into action. Each recipe ends with options and alternatives that suggest ways to adapt it to fit a variety of situations.

Topics include:

String handling
Standard Template Library (STL)
containers
Algorithms
Function objects
Binders, negators, and iterator adaptors
File handling
Custom I/O manipulators
Overloading inserters and extractors
Formatting data
Overloading [ ], ( ), and ->
Facets and the localization library

 

Also of interest:: 

Java Programming: A Comprehensive Introduction, co-authored with Dale Skrien. It is part of McGraw-Hill's College Programming Series. 

 

 
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