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Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer Study Guide by Richard M. Reese

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Java

This chapter familiarizes you with basic elements of Java and how to write a simple Java program. A comprehensive understanding of the Java development environment is achieved through simple explanations of the application development process. A Java console program is provided that serves as a starting point and a reference point for this discussion.

In this chapter we will examine:

  • What Java is
  • The object-oriented development process
  • Types of Java applications
  • The creation of a simple program
  • The definition of classes and interfaces
  • Java Application Development
  • Java environment
  • Java documentation techniques
  • The use of annotations in Java
  • The core Java packages

Understanding Java as a technology

Sun Microsystems developed ...

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