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Java SE8 for Programmers, 3rd Edition

Introduction to Classes, Objects, Methods and Strings in Java SE8

This chapter from Java SE8 for Programmers shows how to create your own Java classes and methods, presenting a case study on creating and using a simple, real-world bank account class — Account. This chapter also introduces data type double to represent an account balance as a number that can contain a decimal point—such numbers are called floating-point numbers.

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Java SE 8's New Language Features, Part 2: Predefined Functional Interfaces, Method References, and More
Java 8 has significantly evolved the Java language by adding support for default and static methods to interfaces, by introducing lambda expressions and functional interfaces, and more. In Part 2 of a two-part series on Java 8 language features, Jeff Friesen introduces you to predefined functional interfaces, method references, enhanced generic type inference, and type annotations.
By Jeff Friesen - Apr 22, 2014
Using Object-Oriented Features in Objective-C
This chapter explains the messaging structure that is at the heart of Objective-C., using the common alloc and init methods as examples.
By Jesse Feiler - Apr 22, 2014
Networking for VMware Administrators: The vSphere Standard Switch
This chapter explains and describes the vSphere Standard Switch, the original recipe vSwitch included with every VMware license level. This switch includes many features to help shuffle traffic around your network.
By Christopher Wahl, Steven Pantol - Apr 21, 2014
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Going Heisenberg on iOS' NSNotificationCenters
You may think your observers are well behaved, but are they? With modern block-based NSNotificationCenters, you may be leaking without ever realizing it. Erica Sadun shows how to clean things up.
By Erica Sadun - Apr 21, 2014
Editing and Correcting Movie Clips in iMovie
In this chapter, you find out how to modify your clips in a movie project by editing and correcting the clips in their duration or orientation as well as correcting video that is shaky or blurry.
By Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan, Craig Johnston - Apr 18, 2014
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