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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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.
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.
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.
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.