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Just Enough Java: workbook

   You don't have to know everything about Java to work on an API written in that language.

You need to know just enough Java to decode source files and actually start writing, not just formatting the programmer's notes.

Now you can learn all you really need to know about Java to create useful documentation.


 $49.95 + $9 s&h
Check out the Workshop-on-a-DVD version

This revealing workbook covers:

A First Look

  • What is an API?
  • The difference between an API and an SDK
  • Who uses APIs?
  • How javadoc tells you what you need to know
  • The user interface of a Java method
  • Documenting that user interface
Just Enough Background
  • APIs and programming languages
  • Origins of C and C++
  • Origin of Java
  • Origin of C#
Just Enough Java Syntax
  • Functions and how to document them
  • Functions, types, parameters and return values
  • Signatures: all an API user needs to know... mostly!
  • Classes
  • Interfaces
Decoding Java Source Files
  • Three styles of comments
  • Constructors
  • Overloading methods
A Peek at C#
  • C# almost == Java
  • Comparing C# and Java

This 173-page workbook includes all the materials distributed at our 1-day workshop, including:

  • 114 PowerPoint slides
  • 5 detailed exercises
  • Glossary of 150 programming terms
  • 10-page annotated bibliography of books related to technical communication

And remember, there's no risk: if you're not satisfied, you can return any workbook you order for a complete refund of the purchase price.


Now available on DVD!

For far more in-depth information on this topic, check out our DVD of this workshop.

Gain from the rich interaction of a live workshop, with none of the cost and headaches of getting there!


Other
Available
Workbooks


Documenting
APIs and SDKs


Writing
Marketing
Materials


Just Enough
C and C++


Understanding
Complex
Software


Good Enough
Documentation


Technical
Writing 101

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March 23, 2009

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