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 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 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 Ralph Morelli, Ralph Walde - Prentice-Hall
Functional and flexible, this guide takes an objects-first approach to Java programming and problem using games and puzzles. Updated to cover Java version 1.5 features, such as generic types, enumerated types, and the Scanner class.
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.