Core Java, Volume I: Fundamentals, 12e

Horstmann, Cay



The #1 Java Guide for Serious Programmers: Fully Updated for Java SE 17

For serious programmers, Core Java, Volume I--Fundamentals, Twelfth Edition, is the definitive guide to writing robust, maintainable code. Achieve a deep and practical understanding of the language and API, and its hundreds of realistic examples reveal the most powerful and effective ways to get the job done.

In this first of two volumes, Horstmann offers in-depth coverage of fundamental Java and UI programming, including objects, generics, collections, lambda expressions, Swing design, concurrency, and functional programming. If you're an experienced programmer moving to Java SE 9, 10, 11, or 17 there's no better source for expert insight, solutions, and code.

  • Master foundational techniques, idioms, and best practices for writing superior Java code
  • Leverage the power of interfaces, lambda expressions, and inner classes
  • Harden programs through effective exception handling and debugging
  • Write safer, more reusable code with generic programming
  • Improve performance and efficiency with Java's standard collections
  • Build cross-platform GUIs with the Swing toolkit
  • Fully utilize multicore processors with Java's improved concurrency

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Cay S. Horstmann is author of Modern JavaScript for the Impatient (2020), Core Java(R) SE 9 for the Impatient, Second Edition (2017), Scala for the Impatient, Second Edition (2016), and Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient (2014), all from Addison-Wesley. He has written more than a dozen other books for professional programmers and computer science students. He is an emeritus professor of computer science at San Jose State University and a Java Champion.