The author begins by explaining why Java is the preeminent programming language of the Internet, how it relates to object-oriented programming (OOP), and the general form of a Java program. Then it’s on to data types, operators, control statements, classes, objects, and methods. Next, learn about inheritance, exception handling, the I/O system, and multithreading. More advanced topics such as generics, interfaces, applets, and enumerations are also covered. The book ends with an introduction to Swing, Java’s powerful GUI toolkit. Start programming in Java today with help from this fast-paced, hands-on tutorial.