Thinking in Java
by Bruce Eckel
Publisher: MindView 2002
Number of pages: 1079
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.
The book serves as a comprehensive guide, complete with a series of tutorials to help users better understand the many ways one can program in Java. It is meant to be both an introductory guide and a reference on Java and related technologies.
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.