Java with Visual J++ is just such a BA. Along with its thorough treatment of Java, event and object oriented programming, network programming, and Java applications, each chapter contains clearly stated objectives, hands-on exercises, review questions, a list of key words and concepts, and a summary. It serves as an outstanding introductory programming text, and offers an ideal "quick start" to this hot new product.
* Follows the industry's focus away from applets and towards the full advantage of Java's capabilities - combining the object orientation of Java with the visual development environment of Visual Basic
* Provides an excellent introduction to the Integrated Development environment
* Offers numerous exercises, helpful summaries, and hundreds of tables and diagrams designed to expedite learning
The use of Java as an application and system programming language has grown dramatically over the last several years. With the advent of Visual J++ 6.0, the Java programming environment has changed substantially - making most Java references and manuals obsolete. Many of the existing texts are rigorous, but reflect the early interest in Java's applet capability. With the diminished use of applets and the emergence of the visual development environment, programmers need a text that addresses Java's visual development capability and Windows orientation in addition to in-depth coverage of the major concepts and techniques of programming.