Combining simplicity with power, Java has become the object-oriented language of choice for Internet programming and cross-platform applications. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide provides you with the essential information you'll need to know in order to develop dynamic programs using the Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 or later. You'll be introduced to the fundamental ideas about the structure of Java programs and how they work. You'll gain a clear understanding of all the latest features of the Java language as well as the key packages in the Java class library. And with the help of numerous working examples, you'll find out how to apply the material so you can write your own full-featured applications and applets. This book teaches you how to start programming in Java, covering everything from putting together statements and performing calculations to applying the capabilities provided by the Java class libraries, and much more. What you will learn from this book The basics of how the Java language works Ways to apply key language elements Methods for storing data in a program How to define and utilize classes How to create applets for use in interactive Web pages Techniques for implementing an application with a graphical user interface How to use the JDBC capability to work with relational databases All the skills to become a knowledgeable Java programmer Who this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to explore how Java works and discover how to write fully featured and effective Java programs. No previous Java experience is necessary.Horton, Ivor is the author of 'Ivor Horton's Beginning Java 2, JDK ', published 2004 under ISBN 9780764568749 and ISBN 0764568744.