Introduction to Java
by Jane Meyerowitz, Deshendran Moodley
Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal 2004
Number of pages: 247
These lecture notes are designed for use in the first year Computer Science modules at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. They provide an introduction to problem solving, programming, and the Java language. They are not intended to be complete in themselves but serve as a complement to the formal lectures.
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by Bruce Eckel - MindView
This is a comprehensive tutorial, it covers many aspects of the language, with exercises in each section which will allow you to expand your Java knowledge. Perfect for migrating from another object-oriented language (C++) to Java.
by David J. Eck - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Textbook on introductory programming, which uses Java as the language of instruction. It is suitable for use in an introductory programming course and for people who are trying to learn programming on their own. It includesJava applets on the web.
by Allen B. Downey - Green Tea Press
This book is less about Java, and it is only partly about programming. It is about a way of thinking. Computer scientists have an approach to problem-solving, and a way of crafting solutions, that is unique, versatile and powerful.
The book serves as a comprehensive guide, complete with a series of tutorials to help users better understand the many ways one can program in Java. It is meant to be both an introductory guide and a reference on Java and related technologies.