The Java Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning Java

The Java Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning Java

The Java Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning Java


Cut through the noise and get real results with a step-by-step approach to learning Java programming

Key Features • Ideal for the Java beginner who is getting started for the first time

• A step-by-step Java tutorial with exercises and activities that help build key skills

• Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms

• Use your physical copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition

Book Description

You already know you want to learn Java, and a smarter way to learn Java 12 is to learn by doing. The Java Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can develop high-performance Java applications that work flawlessly within the JVM across web, mobile and desktop. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results.

Throughout The Java Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding Java. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning about Reactive programming and Unit testing. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.

Every physical copy of The Java Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive free content updates. You'll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your Java book.

Fast-paced and direct, The Java Workshop is the ideal companion for Java beginners. You'll build and iterate on your code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.

What you will learn • Get to grips with fundamental concepts and conventions of Java 12

• Write clean and well-commented code that's easy to maintain

• Debug and compile logical errors and handle exceptions in your programs

• Understand how to work with Java APIs and Java streams

• Learn how to use third-party libraries and software development kits (SDKs)

• Discover how you can work with information stored in databases

• Understand how you can keep data secure with cryptography and encryption

• Learn how to keep your development process bug-free with unit testing in Java

Who this book is for

Our goal at Packt is to help you be successful, in whatever it is you choose to do. The Java Workshop is an ideal Java tutorial for the Java beginner who is just getting started. Pick up a Workshop today, and let Packt help you develop skills that stick with you for life.

David Cuartielles is a doctorate in interaction design and a postgraduate in telecommunications. He has a strong interest in building technology for humans, and that implies creating platforms and tools that help people to easily perform complex tasks. He is a co-founder of the Arduino platform and also lectures at the Malmo University. He teaches at different universities all over the world, and has spoken in the fields of technology, education, and free/open licensing models. As the CTO in education for Arduino, he advises governments about possible ways of creating new educational programs using state of the art technology (and not just Arduino). Andreas Göransson is a software consultant focusing on Android application and platform development. He has several years of experience from teaching software development in different languages at the university in Malmö. In the past few years, he has been helping small start-ups and major multinational corporations to deliver high-quality products to a wide array of platforms. He has co-authored two books on Android development and has also contributed to popular open source tools in his spare time. Eric Foster-Johnson is a veteran programmer who writes enterprise software in Java, Grails, and other JVM technologies. He is a consultant for ObjectPartners. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 books, including Red Hat RPM Guide, Teach Yourself Linux, and Perl Modules.

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