Use your understanding of Visual Basic as a foundation for learning Java and object-oriented programming. This unique guide not only relates Java features to what you already know it also highlights the areas in which Java excels over Visual Basic, to build your understanding of its appropriate use.
-- Java for the C-challenged -- an overview of Java: an introduction to object-oriented programming; an explanation of Java language syntax; installing and using Java.
-- Basic object-oriented programming in Java employing classes and inheritance for efficiency; adding visual controls such as buttons, drop-down lists, menus, and scrollbars; using layout managers to place components in windows; writing a program with two windows; using threads in Java.
-- Class consciousness and other timesaving topics using classes and binary files in Java; building your own custom controls; using and creating packages; designing efficient menus and dialogs; inputting data with the keyboard and mouse.