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Perfect for migrating to Java from a fellow object-oriented language (such as C ++), the second edition of Thinking in Besides getting the reader to think in objects, Thinking in Java also covers other APIs in Java 2. Bruce Eckel · Homepage. Thinking in Java [Bruce Eckel] on *FREE* Thinking in Java has earned raves from programmers worldwide for its Effective Java (3rd Edition). Finished test framework and integrated all test- instrumented Thinking in. Java. Third Edition Bruce Eckel. President, MindView , Inc.

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I have the great luxury of getting rid of all the old stuff and writing to only the new, improved language, because the old information still exists in the earlier editions, on the Web, and on the CD ROM.

Initialization and class loading. A number of the existing examples have had very significant redesign and reimplementation. Packaging an applet into a JAR file.

Then I realized I was making a mistake common to science fiction writers: This book is a case in point. The book can feasibly be used as an introductory course. Preface to the 3rd edition. Many of these chapters would be created by my friends and associates who work with me on seminars and other projects, such as Andrea Provaglio, Bill Venners, Chuck Allison, Dave Bartlett, and Jeremy Meyer.

Both content and context —Covers the “forest” and the “trees”, delivering insight into the realities of Java object-oriented development, as well as practical hands-on experience with Java’s most important features and techniques.


What has impressed me most as I have come to understand Java is that somewhere in the mix of Sun’s design objectives, it appears that there was the goal of reducing complexity for the programmer. Bruce Eckel Homepage No information is available for this author.

And finally, it tackles some really big complexity problems: The releases of the Java JDK are numbered 1. Updated to cover Java version 1.

For instance, 10 pages of sample code show all of the available thinkung. The esoteric details of Java in regard to defining classes are thoroughly laid out. Java 2, JDK 1. Inevitably, those other issues are what cause programmers to eventually “hit the wall” with that language.

Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel

Preface I suggested to my brother Todd, who is making the leap from hardware into programming, that the next big revolution will be in genetic engineering. Creating your own exceptions. The goal, like Thinking in Javais to produce a very understandable coverage of the basics of the J2EE technologies so that the reader is prepared for more advanced coverage of those topics.

From the fundamentals of Java syntax to its most advanced features, Thinking in Java is designed to teach, one simple step at a time. Running applets from the command line. But as time passed and Thhinking studied it more deeply, I began to see that efition fundamental intention of this language was different from other languages I had seen up to that point. One person told me he would read the book on his Palm in bed with the backlighting on to keep from annoying his wife.

And so much of that is about communication.


I feel comfortable removing portions because the original material remains on my Web site and the CD ROM that accompanies this book, in the form of the freely downloadable first and second editions of the book. Companion web site includes all source code, annotated solution guide, essays and other resources.

But then Efkel started hearing “OK, fine, it’s nice you’ve put up an electronic version, but I want a printed and bound copy from a real publisher.

Your first Java program.

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Java may or may not be edkel tool that foments that revolution, but at least the possibility has made me feel like I’m doing something meaningful by attempting to teach the language.

Programming is about managing complexity: Thinking in Java seminar. Book Description Thinking in Java has earned raves from programmers worldwide for its extraordinary clarity, careful organization, and small, direct programming examples. Creating new data types: Without a built-in test framework with tests that are run every time you do a build of your system, you have no way of knowing if your code is reliable or not. In addition, I’ve gone over every single example in the book and asked myself, “why thnking I do it this way?

And people sometimes complain this brruce already too big. An object provides services.