The purpose of Sams Teach Yourself Programmigng with Java in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition is to help you become comfortable with the concepts of programming and confident in your ability to write your own applications and applets. Java has an approach that is somewhat difficult to master. (Feel free to scratch out the word “somewhat” in the previous sentence if it's a gross misstatement of the truth.)

As you build experience in Java, you're building experience that grows increasingly relevant, because concepts such as object-oriented programming, virtual machines, and secure environments are on the leading edge of software development.

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