Thinking in Java
by Bruce Eckel
Publisher: MindView 2002
Number of pages: 1009
The legendary author Bruce Eckel brings Java to life with this extraordinarily insightful, opinionated and downright funny introduction. Thinking in Java introduces all of the language's fundamentals, one step at a time, using to-the-point code examples. More than virtually any other book, Thinking in Java helps you understand not just what to do -- but why. Eckel introduces all the basics of objects as Java uses them; then walks carefully through the fundamental concepts underlying all Java programming -- including program flow, initialization and cleanup, hiding implementations, reusing classes and polymorphism.
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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 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.
by Jane Meyerowitz, Deshendran Moodley - University of KwaZulu-Natal
These lecture notes are designed for use in the first year Computer Science modules. They provide an introduction to problem solving, programming, and the Java language. They are intended to serve as a complement to the formal lectures.
by Robert Sedgewick, Kevin Wayne - Princeton University
This book is an interdisciplinary approach to the traditional CS1 curriculum. It teaches all of the classic elements of programming. The book is organized around four areas of computer science: programming, machine architecture, theory, and systems.