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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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The Java Language Specifics

Java is not a difficult language to learn. Java includes several prebuilt procedures that you often use to perform standard operations such as I/O (input and output). Java programs are typically small; the smaller the applets you write, the faster those applets will load and run on the user's machine. Java is an OOP language and is identical to C++ in many ways. Both languages have common keywords, comments, and built-in functions. Java's OOP nature means that you can extend language objects that others write to complete applications faster.

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The developers of Java borrowed many elements from the C++ language but improves upon many of C++'s features. For example, unlike C++ (or C), Java supports the string data ...

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