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Publisher's Summary

This is the first in a series of books dedicated to learning about Java and Java programming. 
Java is a simple yet powerful programming language, taught in colleges and used by companies all over the world. It is one of the most common programming languages used in modern business, and a graspable entry into the object-oriented class of programming languages. This book will take you from complete novice to knowledgeable beginner, with an appreciation for the history behind Java development. You will finish this entry in the series with the tools and building blocks necessary to write simple Java programs, and the foundation of learning necessary to advance to the intermediate, more complex facets of Java smoothly and seamlessly. 
In this book, you will find: 

Who created Java, and why 
An overview of object oriented programming (OOP) 
How Java and its software are used 
An explanation why Java is popular and user friendly 
Delving into the technical aspects of Java, this book will teach you about: 

Data structures 
Control structures 
Tools, commands, and the code to build your first set of programs 
Whether your end goal is to work in Silicon Valley, create games, or build your own app - every journey begins with a single step. Take the first step on your journey to harness the power of code.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Scott Bernard (P)2017 Scott Bernard
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cashel on 09-09-17

good to listen

The author did a great job. I would love to read more books from this author. I found it very helpful and I definitely recommend it to everybody who needs to learn Java fast!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-27-17

Well done!

This is a well written little Java book. It goes into detail about the background and history of Java, and follows up by explaining some of the functions of Java and how to use them. The author provides a step-by-step guide at the end to build a simple program. There's plenty for beginners here, but not enough to overwhelm them with information. Well done!

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By UlySsEs on 09-23-17

glad to have this book

This book is the most comprehensive text on Java I could find. It should be for the price. Unlike other books on Java, it actually has a glossary (!), it actually diagrams common Java statements such as "public static void main(String [] args)"--THIS IS THE ONLY BOOK ON JAVA THAT EXPLAINED TO ME EXACTLY WHAT THAT FREAKING STATEMENT MEANS!!!
It ain't cheap, but it's well worth it.

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By Reinaldo Costa on 09-23-17


I had zero experience with java before reading this book and it was assigned during two of my courses (so I have officially the whole thing). I thought it was the best of all my text books; it helped me to understand the basics of java as well as the basics of object-oriented programming. The exercises that followed each chapter were challenging and fun. Would definitely recommend for anyone trying to learn java

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