Introduction to Programming in Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach
by Robert Sedgewick, Kevin Wayne
Publisher: Princeton University 2007
This book is an interdisciplinary approach to the traditional CS1 curriculum. It teaches all of the classic elements of programming, using an objects-in-the-middle approach that emphasizes data abstraction. The book is organized around four areas of computer science: programming, machine architecture, theory, and systems.
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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.
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 Bradley Kjell - Central Connecticut State University
The text for a first course in computer science using the programming language Java. It covers the fundamentals of programming and of computer science. It is assumed that you have the Java version 5.0 or later and a text editor such as Notepad.
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.