This is the first of three volumes of the Harnessing JavaTM 7 book. It provides a comprehensive approach to learning the Java programming language to all levels of Java developers. It covers the fundamental topics of Java in detail such as Object-Oriented concepts, data types, operators, etc. It contains more than 70 diagrams to help programmers visualize and understand the topics better. More than 170 complete programs included in this volume help beginners and intermediate level programmers learn the topics faster. The second chapter, Writing Java Programs , has been especially designed for beginners, which walks you through writing your first Java program step-by-step. The following topics are covered in this volume. Programming Concepts Data Types Operators Statements Classes and Objects Object and Objects Classes AutoBoxing Exception Handling Assertions Strings & Dates Formatting Objects Regular Expressions Arrays Garbage Collection Inheritance It covers the following new features of JavaTM 7 in detail. Binary Numeric Literals Underscores in Numeric Literals Strings in a switch Statement try-with-resources Statement Catching Multiple Exception Types Re-throwing Exceptions with Improved Type Checking The java.util.Objects class
Kishori Sharan has earned a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems degree from Troy State University, Alabama. He is a Sun Certified Java 2 programmer. He has vast experience in providing training to professional developers in Java, JSP, EJB, and Web technology. He possesses over ten years of experience in implementing enterprise level Java application.