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 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.
- 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 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.