Java: Learning to Program with Robots
by Byron Weber Becker
Publisher: Course Technology 2006
Number of pages: 864
This book is an innovative approach to teaching and learning introductory object-oriented programming. Students are introduced to object-oriented concepts with simulated robots, a hands-on approach that is engaging and fun for both students and instructors. Robots are used to lay a solid object-oriented foundation upon which students build an in-depth understanding of programming concepts using a wide range of non-robotic examples.
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by Rahul Batra
This is a gentle introduction to the basics of the Java programming assuming no previous knowledge of it. Contents range from writing the simplest of Java programs to exception handling. Any knowledge of how programs work will benefit the reader.
by Dr. William C. Jones, Jr.
This book focuses on software development with an object-oriented approach, Java is used for the implementation. No knowledge of programming or mathematics is required. Over 100 instructors across the U.S.A. are teaching from this textbook.
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 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.