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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- University of KwaZulu-Natal
Contents: Class Level Design; Object Based Programming; Object Oriented Programming; Applets, HTML, and GUI's; Object Oriented Design; A Solitaire Game - Klondike; Advanced GUI Programming; Generic Programming and Collection Classes; and more.
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.
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.
by Daniel L. Schuster - Western State College
Enter the ACM Java libary. This library made it possible to teach simple graphics and arcade game programming to students with no prior programming experience. But the students are still learning real coding and real Java.