Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 Days, 5th Edition
In just 21 days, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop three kinds of programs with Java: applications on your computer, servlets on a web server, and browser-launched Java Web Start applications.
No previous programming experience required. By following the 21 carefully organized lessons in this book, anyone can learn the basics of Java programming.
Learn at your own pace. You can work through each chapter sequentially to make sure you thoroughly understand all of the concepts and methodologies, or you can focus on specific lessons to learn the techniques that interest you most.
Test your knowledge. Each chapter ends with a Workshop section filled with questions, answers, and exercises for further study. There are even certification practice questions.
Week 1: The Java Language
Day 1: Getting Started with Java
Day 2: The ABCs of Programming
Day 3: Working with Objects
Day 4: Lists, Logic, and Loops
Day 5: Creating Classes and Methods
Day 6: Packages, Interfaces, and Other Class Features
Day 7: Exceptions, Assertions, and Threads
Week 2 The Java Class Library
Day 8: Data Structures
Day 9: Working with Swing
Day 10: Building a Swing Interface
Day 11: Arranging Components on a User Interface
Day 12: Responding to User Input
Day 13: Using Color, Fonts, and Graphics
Day 14: Developing Swing Applications
Week 3 Java Programming
Day 15: Working with Input and Output
Day 16: Serializing and Examining Objects
Day 17: Communicating Across the Internet
Day 18: Accessing Databases with JDBC
Day 19: Reading and Writing RSS Feeds
Day 20: XML Web Services
Day 21: Writing Java Servlets and Java Server Pages