he previous chapter presented an overview of Java technology and its various stages of development. Now it’s time to jump into coding. Most programming books start with a Hello World example, and I do not want to make an exception to this rule. However, there’s not enough space in this book to cover basic syntax, so the publisher and I have decided to move that material to the Web (go to www.oraclepressbooks.com). There are a total of three Syntax Reference chapters that address language constructs, operators, and control flow statements. ...