Présentation de l'éditeur
Head First Java is a complete learning experience for object-oriented (OO) programming and Java. Designed according to brain-friendly learning principles, this book takes you into everything from language fundamentals to advanced topics including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming. Most importantly, you'll learn to think like an object-oriented developer. And you won't just be reading - you'll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries, and interacting with Java in ways you never imagined. Along the way, you'll write real Java, and lots of it, including the "sink a dot com" game and a networked drum machine chat client. The Head First graphically-rich approach to learning helps you quickly load knowledge straight into your head in a way that sticks. Prepare to open your mind as you learn (and nail) key topics including: The Java language; Object-oriented development; Writing, testing, and deploying applications; Using the Java API library; Exception handling; Multithreading; Swing GUI programming; Networking with RMI and sockets; Collections and generics. If you want to be bored, go buy some other book. But if you really want to learn Java, you need Head First Java. Don't settle for less. Find out why Head First books have been named to the Amazon Editor's Choice Top Ten Computer Books for 2003 and 2004.
Biographie de l'auteur
Kathy Sierra has been a software developer (games and AI) and a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, coaching Java instructors on how to teach the latest technologies to customers. She is a lead developer for most of the Sun certification exams. She is the original founder of the Software Development/Jolt Productivity Award-winning javaranch.com, the largest (and friendliest) all-volunteer Java community.Bert Bates is a 20-year software developer, a Java instructor, and a lead developer of most of Sun's Java certifications. His background features a long stint in artificial intelligence, with clients such as the Weather Channel, A&E Network, Rockwell, and Timken. Together with Kathy Sierra, Bert created the Head First series.