1.1. Introduction

Welcome to Java! We have worked hard to create what we hope you’ll find to be an informative, entertaining and challenging learning experience. Java is a powerful computer programming language that is fun for novices to learn, and appropriate for experienced programmers to use in building substantial information systems. Java How to Program, Seventh Edition is an effective learning tool for each of these audiences.


The core of the book emphasizes achieving program clarity through the proven techniques of object-oriented programming. Nonprogrammers will learn programming the right way from the beginning. The presentation is clear, straightforward and abundantly illustrated. It includes hundreds of complete working ...

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