Chapter 3

Using the Basic Building Blocks

In This Chapter

arrow Speaking the Java language: the API and the Language Specification

arrow Understanding the parts of a simple program

arrow Documenting your code


The quotation applies to all kinds of things — things like life, love, and computer programming. That’s why this chapter takes a multilayered approach. In this chapter, you get your first details about Java programming. And in discovering details, you’ll see the simplicities.

Speaking the Java Language

check.png The language’s grammar

check.png Thousands of expressions, sayings, idioms, and historical names

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