Learn core programming concepts and technologies on the leading software development language This full-color book covers fundamental Java programming concepts and skills for those new to software development and programming. Taking a straightforward and direct approach,Java SE 7 Programming Essentials provides a solid foundational knowledge of programming topics. Each chapter begins with a list of topic areas, and author Michael Ernest provides clear and concise discussion of these core areas. The chapters contain review questions and suggested labs, so the reader can measure their understanding of the chapter topics. * Covers topics such as working with Java data types, using operators and decision constructs, creating and using arrays, and much more * Includes additional learning tutorials and tools * Puts the focus on Oracle's new Oracle Certified Associate (OCA): Java SE 7 Programmer (1Z0-803) exam This must-have resource offers new programmers a solid understanding of the Java SE 7 programming language.