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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Hour 12 Programming with Java

The world of Web pages gained an unexpected boost in capabilities when the Java language was introduced. Originally designed to be used for embedded applications such as those inside computer modules in automobiles, Java quickly became the standard language used to activate Web pages. Java almost single-handedly rescued static Web pages and turned the Web into an interactive medium with which users can interact with changing Web pages.

If you plan to work as a programmer on Web-based applications, you will have to learn Java. Java is simple to learn, however. The inventors of Java used C and C++ as their model language. Java is a small language. Its strength is in its size because small programs can load quickly ...

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