Dr. Liang earnedhis Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1991, and hisM.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Fudan University in Shanghai, China in1986 and 1983. Prior to joining Armstrong State University (now merged withGeorgia Southern University), he was an Associate Professor in computer scienceat Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he twice received theExcellence in Research award. Dr. Liang is currently a Professor of Computer Science at GeorgiaSouthern University. He was trained in theoretical computer science. He haspublished in the SIAM Journal on Computing, Discrete Applied Mathematics, ActaInformatics, and Information Processing Letters. He is the author of more thanthirty books. His popular computer science texts are widely used in the world. Dr. Liang was elected a Java Champion by Sun Microsystems (nowOracle) in 2005. He has given lectures on programming internationally.
1. Introduction to Computers, Programs, and JavaTM 2. Elementary Programming 3. Selections 4. Mathematical Functions, Characters, and Strings 5. Loops 6. Methods 7. Single-Dimensional Arrays 8. Multidimensional Arrays 9. Objects and Classes 10. Object-Oriented Thinking 11. Inheritance and Polymorphism 12. Exception Handling and Text I/O 13. Abstract Classes and Interfaces 14. JavaFX Basics 15. Event-Driven Programming and Animations 16. JavaFX UI Controls and Multimedia 17. Binary I/O 18. Recursion 19. Generics 20. Lists, Stacks, Queues, and Priority Queues 21. Sets and Maps 22. Developing Efficient Algorithms 23. Sorting 24. Implementing Lists, Stacks, Queues, and PriorityQueues 25. Binary Search Trees 26. AVL Trees 27. Hashing 28. Graphs and Applications 29. Weighted Graphs and Applications 30. Aggregate Operations for Collection Streams Bonus Chapters 31-44 are available from the CompanionWebsite 31. Advanced JavaFX and FXML 32. Multithreading and Parallel Programming 33. Networking 34. Java Database Programming 35. Advanced Database Programming 36. Internationalization 37. Servlets 38. JavaServer Pages 39. JavaServer Faces 40. RMI 41. Web Services 42. 2-4 Trees and B-Trees 43. Red-Black Trees 44. Testing Using JUnit APPENDIXES A. Java Keywords and Reserved Words B. The ASCII Character Set C. Operator Precedence Chart D. Java Modifiers E. Special Floating-Point Values F. Number Systems G. Bitwise Operations H. Regular Expressions I. Enumerated Types J. The Big-O, Big-Omega, and Big-Theta Notations