Java Au Naturel
by Dr. William C. Jones, Jr.
Over 100 high school and college instructors across the U.S.A. and around the world are teaching from this textbook. This book focuses on software development with an object-oriented approach. Java is used for the implementation, since it's well suited for learning and doing object-oriented software development. This book does not require any knowledge of programming or any mathematics beyond elementary algebra and (in a few places) a bit of trigonometry.
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by Rahul Batra
This is a gentle introduction to the basics of the Java programming assuming no previous knowledge of it. Contents range from writing the simplest of Java programs to exception handling. Any knowledge of how programs work will benefit the reader.
by Lynn Andrea Stein - Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Introduction to computer programming intended for students in standard CS1 courses with no prior programming experience. It is the first textbook to rethink the traditional curriculum in light of the current interaction-based computer revolution.
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 Richard L. Halterman - Southern Adventist University
The author is using this text in his beginning computer programming course. It is aimed at students with little or no programming experience, and it uses DrJava as a vehicle for student experimentation object-oriented programming concepts.