Brewing Java: A Tutorial
by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Publisher: Cafe au Lait 2005
Part 1 is a brief introduction to what Java is, why it's cool and what you need to use it. Part 2 is a tutorial introduction to Java that just covers what you need to know to start programming command line applications in Java. This is an introduction to the basic syntax of the language. Part 3 covers the basics of writing applets in Java.
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by Byron Weber Becker - Course Technology
This book is an innovative approach to learning introductory object-oriented programming. Students are introduced to object-oriented concepts with simulated robots, a hands-on approach that is engaging and fun for both students and instructors.
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.
by Dr. William C. Jones, Jr.
This book focuses on software development with an object-oriented approach, Java is used for the implementation. No knowledge of programming or mathematics is required. Over 100 instructors across the U.S.A. are teaching from this textbook.
by Jeff Heaton - Heaton Research, Inc.
The book teaches Java to someone with absolutely no programming background. It focuses on core programming topics such as variables, looping, subroutines, and program layout. This course focuses on real programming techniques, and not using an IDE.