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

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Hour 13 Java’s Details

In this hour, you will gain a deeper understanding of the Java programming language. Java has its roots in C and C++. Once you become familiar with Java, you will then be familiar with much of C and C++. Java has become extremely popular and is even taking over C++ in the number of programming projects being written.

Java is actually simpler to learn than C++ because many of the skills of Java programming come from knowing which internal prebuilt Java procedures to run. As you saw in the previous hour’s overview, when you want to print a message in color, you don’t have to do much more than find the name of the prebuilt procedure that first sets the color, find the name of the procedure that prints in an output window, ...

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