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Java: Classes in Java Applications

An Introduction to Java Programming

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The three books in the Java series aim to give the learner a deep understanding of the Standard Edition (SE) Application Programming Interface (API) of the Java programming language.
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The three books in the Java series aim to give the learner a deep understanding of the Standard Edition (SE) Application Programming Interface (API) of the Java programming language. The series begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of Java objects and concludes with an exploration of the development of Java programmes that employ a graphical user interface to the business logic of a Java application.

  1. Using the Java Application Programming Interface
    1. Documentation in Developer-Written Java Classes
    2. Documentation in the Java Application Programming Interface
  2. Flow Control
    1. Introduction to Flow Control
    2. Sequential Flow
    3. Conditional Flow
    4. Making Decisions
    5. Controlling the Repetition of Blocks of Code
    6. Deciding Which Construct to Use
    7. Branching Statements
    8. Handling Exception Objects
  3. Extending Classes by Means of Inheritance
    1. What Does Inheritance Mean?
    2. Overriding and Hiding Methods in a Subclass
    3. Invoking a Parent Class Constructor from a Subclass Constructor
    4. final and abstract Classes
    5. What Does Type Compatibility Mean?
    6. Virtual Method Invocation
    7. Controlling Access to the Members of a Class
    8. Summary of Inheritance
  4. Errors in Java Programmes
    1. Categories of Error
    2. What are Unexpected Error Conditions?
    3. Checked Exceptions
    4. try ... catch ... finally Blocks
    5. Throwing Exceptions
    6. Exceptions in the Themed Application
    7. Summary of Exceptions
  5. Java Interfaces
    1. What is a Java Interface?
    2. Defining and Implementing a Java Interface
    3. The Role of Interfaces as a Means to Introduce Behaviour to a Class
    4. Interfaces as Types
    5. Summary of Java Interfaces
  6. Grouping Classes Together in a Java Application
    1. An Introduction to Java Packages
    2. Creating Packages
    3. Naming Convention
    4. Packages in the Java Language
    5. Using and Accessing Package Members
    6. Compiling and Running Package Members
This is very good ACC (All Concept Clear) book!
If you want to understand Java then this is the best choice.
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About the Author

David Etheridge

B.Sc. (Hons), Chemistry, 2i, Birmingham University, 1969
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Birmingham University, 1972
PGCE Mathematics, Worcester College of Education, 1973
Diploma in Computer Education, Westhill College, 1982
M.Phil., City of Birmingham Polytechnic, 1987

Cisco Certified Network Associate, 2001
Cisco Java Certified Instructor, 2002

School: Computing, Telecommunications and Networks

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Summary Profile
I have spent the past few years since I joined (what is now known as) the Faculty of TEE from my previous faculty at BCU concentrating principally on teaching application development using Java. I have developed and delivered course modules that enable students to develop Java and Web applications using the BlueJ and NetBeans IDEs. In addition, I have developed and delivered a module that enables learners to develop Java-based, distributed applications.

Current Responsibilities/Areas of Specialisation
Current teaching responsibilities include Module Co-ordinator for a second year module that takes the student from an introduction to Java through to the development of Web applications using Java. I also teach, as a member of a team, aspects of distributed application development as part of a final year module. I also teach similar material on a masters programme.

My area of specialisation is that of desktop and Web application development in Java and distributed applications in Java.

Previous Work Experience

From 1982 to 2001, my principal domain of academic interest was that of computer networks. When I joined my current faculty in September 2001, I used my new post as an opportunity to change my specialist domain to that of Java application development, with a particular interest in Web applications and distributed applications.

ETHERIDGE, D. M., (1987), Raising Your Productivity Rating, Business Computing and Communications, November.

ETHERIDGE, D. M. and MORETON, R., (1987), Strategic Planning for Information Communications Systems, Journal of Information Systems, December.

ETHERIDGE, D. M. and SIMON, E., (1992), Information Networks: Planning and Design, Prentice Hall.

CLARKE, J., WINFIELD, M. and ETHERIDGE, D. M., (2000), Schema-based Reasoning Harness for Ambiguity Resolution in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Proceedings of the Fifth Joint Conference on Information Sciences, Volume 1., February 27 March 3, Atlantic City, pp. 859-861.

ETHERIDGE, D. M., (2009), three on-line books: Java: The Fundamentals of Objects and Classes; Java Classes in Java Applications; Java Graphical User Interfaces,

Research for Butler Cox and Partners Ltd., 1982-85.
This work included researching and writing reports published by Frost and Sullivan Incorporated (New York and London). Four reports were completed:

1. The European Market for Electronic Mail.
2. The European Market for Local Area Networks.
3. The European Market for Consumer Telephones.
4. The European Market for Communication Satellites.

A secondment of 6 months to Logica Consultancy Ltd., 1988-89.
Whilst working for Logica, I contributed to a number of projects for Logica’s clients.