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Herb's  Programming Cookbooks

C++

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Recent Releases

 

Recent releases include:


Java: The Complete Reference, 9th Edition   

This is Herb's most popular book on Java, fully updated and expanded to cover Java SE 8 (JDK 8).   

Whether you're an experienced pro or just starting out, this one-stop guide will help you master this important language.  Inside you'll find comprehensive coverage of the Java language, its keywords, syntax, and fundamental programming principles.  Of course, descriptions of Java's newest features, such as lambda expressions, default interface methods, and the stream API are included.

This lasting resource also describes key elements of the Java API library, such as the Collections Framework, concurrency, applets, servlets, Beans, event handling,  AWT,  Swing, and  more. Coverage of JavaFX, Java's newest GUI framework, is also included.


Java: A Beginner's Guide, 6th Edition   

This is Herb's step-by-step introduction to Java, updated for Java SE 8 (JDK 8).

If you are just learning Java, then this is the book for you.  It starts at the beginning, explaining the history of Java, why it's important to the Web, and how it relates to the world of programming at large.  You then learn how to obtain the Java Development Kit (JDK) and write your first Java program.

Next, it's on to the Java fundamentals, including data types, operators, control statements, classes, objects, and methods.  You'll then progress to more advanced topics, such as inheritance, exception handling, the I/O system, multithreading,  applets, and lambda expressions.

Also included is coverage of some of Java's most powerful features, such as generics, autoboxing, enumerations, and static import.  An introduction to JavaFX, Java's newest GUI framework, is also included.

 

 

Herb Schildt's Java Programming Cookbook

For years, friends and readers have been asking Herb to write a cookbook on Java. Finally, he did!

Based on the well-known "cookbook" format, each "recipe" shows how to accomplish a practical programming task. Organized for quick reference, a recipe begins with a list of key ingredients (classes, methods, and interfaces) followed by step-by-step instructions that show how to assemble them into a complete solution. Detailed discussions explain the "how and why" behind each step. A full code example puts the recipe into action. Each recipe ends with options and alternatives that suggest ways to adapt it to fit a variety of situations.

Topics include:

String handling
Regular expressions
File handling
Applets and servlets
Swing
The Collections Framework
Multithreading
Formatting data

Here is a sample from the book that shows the recipe format.

 

Herb Schildt's C++ Programming Cookbook

Immediately after finishing his Java cookbook, Herb moved on to C++. The result is Herb's C++ Programming Cookbook.

Based on the same well-known "cookbook" format as his Java Programming Cookbook,  each "recipe" shows how to accomplish a practical programming task. Organized for quick reference, a recipe begins with a list of key ingredients (classes, functions, and headers) followed by step-by-step instructions that show how to assemble them into a complete solution. Detailed discussions explain the "how and why" behind each step. A full code example puts the recipe into action. Each recipe ends with options and alternatives that suggest ways to adapt it to fit a variety of situations.

Topics include:

String handling
Standard Template Library (STL)
containers
Algorithms
Function objects
Binders, negators, and iterator adaptors
File handling
Custom I/O manipulators
Overloading inserters and extractors
Formatting data
Overloading [ ], ( ), and ->
Facets and the localization library

 

Also recently released: 

Java Programming: A Comprehensive Introduction, co-authored with Dale Skrien. It is part of McGraw-Hill's College Programming Series. 

 

 
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