Thinking in Java, 3rd Edition
by Bruce Eckel
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR 2002
Number of pages: 1119
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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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 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 Yakov Fain
Written for kids from 11 to 80 years old and for school computer teachers, parents who want to get their child into the world of computer programming and college students who are looking for a supplement to overcomplicated textbooks.
by Gregory J. E. Rawlins - Indiana University
The book appeared as a material developed for the Fall 1999 C212 class at Indiana University. The text covers objects, classes, methods, Java interpreter. It is sutable for absolute beginners, the author will guide you step by step on learning Java.