Java for the Beginning Programmer
by Jeff Heaton
Publisher: Heaton Research, Inc. 2006
Number of pages: 336
Java for the Beginning Programmer teaches Java to someone with absolutely no programming background. This book focuses on core programming topics such as variables, looping, subroutines, and program layout. This course focuses on real programming techniques, and not using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to generate code. This course ends with an introduction to graphical user interface programming.
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by Monica Pawlan - Addison-Wesley Professional
This book will help you learn Java fast, hands-on, with as little complexity and theory as possible. The guide covers all the fundamentals by developing a simple program that gradually grows into a full-fledged eCommerce application.
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.
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 Brad Miller - interactivepython.org
This e-book is an ongoing project to help Computer Science students who have had one or two semesters of Python learn the Java programming language. If you are not a part of that audience you may still find this a useful way to learn about Java.