What is this book about?
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Java
programming language, updated thoroughly (more than 35% new and
updated) for the latest SDK 1.5 release. This book shows readers
how to build real-world Java applications using the Java SDK. No
previous programming experience is required. The author uses
numerous step-by-step programming examples to guide readers through
the ins and outs of Java development. In addition to fully covering
new features of SDK 1.5, such as generic types, the author has also
added new chapters on Java database programming with JDBC and Java
programming with XML.