A Programmer's Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)
Unique among Java books, the 4th edition of A Programmer's Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA): A Comprehensive Primer combines an integrated, expert guide to Java SE 8 with comprehensive coverage of Oracle's new Java SE 8 OCA exam. This tutorial/reference/prep guide has been thoroughly revised to reflect major changes in the new exam, including increased focus on analyzing code scenarios, and not just individual language constructs. Each exam objective is thoroughly addressed, reflecting the latest Java SE 8 features, API classes, and best practices for effective programming.
Features include: * Summaries that clearly state what topics to read for each objective of the Java SE 8 OCA exam * Dozens of exam-relevant review questions with annotated answers * Programming exercises and solutions to put theory into practice * Practice Mock Exam with new questions to find out if you are ready to take the real exam * An introduction to essential concepts in object-oriented programming (OOP) and functional-style programming * In-depth coverage of declarations, access control, operators, flow control, OOP techniques, lambda expressions, key API classes, and more * Program output demonstrating expected results from complete Java programs * Advice on avoiding common pitfalls in writing Java code and taking the certification exam * Extensive use of UML (Unified Modeling Language) for illustration purposes