Java Basics

After a very short history of Java, we will jump right into Java programming. We will create and use a bare bones program to demonstrate the Java basics and the capabilities of Rational Application Developer.

After finishing this chapter, you should understand:

  • Basic Java keywords and syntax
  • Classes, methods, and variables
  • Constructors and comments
  • Perspectives and views

Using WebSphere, you will be able to:

  • Create projects, packages, and classes
  • Use and customize perspectives and views
  • Write a basic Java application
  • Run a Java application

The Java Language

Java shares many of the same characteristics as spoken and written ...

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