Core Java

Java Evolution
Java History
Java Features
Benefits of Java over C and C++
How Java works
The Java Programming Language
The Java Platform
Java Development Kit
Disadvantages of Java
Overview of Java Language
Developing the Java Application
Comments in Java Code
Defining a Class
The main Method
Using Classes and Objects
Java Program Structure
Java Tokens
Constant, Variable and Datatype
Declaring Variables
Rules on Variable Names
Variable Types
Primitive Data Types
Operator and Expression
Expressions and Operators
Operator Precedence
Integer Operators
Relational Integer Operators
Floating point Operators
Relational Floating-Point Operators
String Operator
Assignment Operators
Arithmetic assignment operations
Boolean expressions and operations
Logical operators
Bitwise operations
The complement operator
Decision making, Branching and Looping
Flow control with if and else
The if statement
The else statement
Switch statements
for, while, and do-while statements
The for statement
The while statement
The do-while statement
Using break and continue
The break statement
The continue statement
Class Object and Method
Introduction to Classes
The Benefit of Classes
Defining Classes
Class using constructor
Declaring an Object
Instantiating an Object
Initializing an Object
Referencing an Object's Variables
Calling an Object's Methods
Creating a Class
The Class Declaration
The Class Body
Constructors for Classes
Implementing Methods
The Method Body
A Method's Name
Example of the Math class
The Applet Package
Array and String
Java arrays
Object arrays
String Concatenation
Creating Subclasses
Member Variables In Subclass Inherit?
Hiding Member Variables
Methods In Subclass Inherit?
Overriding Methods
Methods a Subclass Cannot Override
Methods a Subclass Must Override
The Benefits of Inheritance
Interfaces and Classes
Implementing and Using Interfaces
Implementing Multiple Interfaces
Creating and Extending Interfaces
Methods Inside Interfaces
Extending Interfaces
Declaring Packages
Importing Packages
Creating Our Own Packages
The Java Language Package
The Java I/O Package
The Java Utility Package
The Java Networking Package
The Applet Package
The Abstract Window Toolkit Packages
Thread Attributes
Thread State
Thread Group
Methods that Operate on the Group
Access Restriction Methods
The notifyAll() and wait() Methods
Frequently used Method
Exception Handling
What Is an Exception?
If Exceptions than?
The exception handling technique
Some Terminology
Throw an Exception
Throw, try, and catch Blocks
Multiple catch Blocks
The finally Clause
The Throwable Class
Types of Exceptions
Different List of Exception
Built-In Exceptions
How Applets and Applications Are Different
Limitation of Applet
The Applet class
Major Applet Activities
The life cycle of a Web page applet
Including an Applet on a Web Page
Essential HTML to launch an applet and pass it parameters
Launching an applet in an HTML document
A sample applet that receives a parameter
Posting a Web page that launches a custom applet
Managing Input/Output Files in Java
Input Streams
The Abstract Class InputStream
The File class
The FileDialog class
Low-level and high-level stream classes
The FileOutputStream class
The FileInputStream class
The DataOutputStream class
The DataInputStream class
The ObjectOutputStream class
The ObjectInputStream class
Examples of Core Java
A simple program printing 'Hello'.
Writing the first ten multiples of any number using for loop.
To check whether a number is a PERFECT NUMBER or not.
A simple program using accumulator.
Calculate the square of the numbers from 1 to 10

Exception Handling

Throw, try, and catch Blocks

To respond to an exception, the call to the method that produces it must be placed within a try block.
A try block is a block of code beginning with the try keyword followed by a left and right curly brace. Every try block is associated with one or more catch blocks. Here is a try block:
// method calls go here
If a method is to catch exceptions thrown by the methods it calls, the calls must be placed within a try block.
If an exception is thrown, it is handled in a catch block. Different catch blocks handle different types of exceptions.
This is a try block and a catch block set up to handle exceptions of type Exception:
// method calls go here
catch( Exception e )
// handle exceptons here
When any method in the try block throws any type of exception, execution of the try block ceases. Program control passes immediately to the associated catch block.
If the catch block can handle the given exception type, it takes over.
If it cannot handle the exception, the exception is passed to the method's caller. In an application, this process goes on until a catch block catches the exception or the exception reaches the main() method uncaught and causes the application to terminate.
An Exceptional Example
The gradeTest application.
import* ;
import java.lang.Exception ;
public class gradeTest
public static void main( String[] args )
// the second call to passingGrade throws
// an excption so the third call never
// gets executed
System.out.println( passingGrade( 60, 80 ) ) ;
System.out.println( passingGrade( 75, 0 ) ) ;
System.out.println( passingGrade( 90, 100 ) ) ;
catch( Exception e )
System.out.println( "Caught exception --" +
e.getMessage() ) ;
static boolean passingGrade( int correct, int total )
throws Exception
boolean returnCode = false ;
if( correct > total ) {
throw new Exception( "Invalid values" ) ;
if ( (float)correct / (float)total > 0.70 )
returnCode = true ;
return returnCode ;


The second call to passingGrade() fails in this case because the method checks to see whether the number of correct responses is less than the total responses.
When passingGrade() throws an exception, control passes to the main() method. In the example, the catch block in main() catches the exception and prints Caught exception - Invalid values.