Java Au Naturel
by Dr. William C. Jones, Jr.
Over 100 high school and college instructors across the U.S.A. and around the world are teaching from this textbook. This book focuses on software development with an object-oriented approach. Java is used for the implementation, since it's well suited for learning and doing object-oriented software development. This book does not require any knowledge of programming or any mathematics beyond elementary algebra and (in a few places) a bit of trigonometry.
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by Elliotte Rusty Harold - Cafe au Lait
This is a tutorial introduction to Java that just covers what you need to know to start programming command line applications in Java. This is an introduction to the basic syntax of the language. Part 3 covers the basics of writing applets in Java.
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.
- 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 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.