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 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 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.
by Brad Miller - interactivepython.org
This e-book is an ongoing project to help Computer Science students who have had one or two semesters of Python learn the Java programming language. If you are not a part of that audience you may still find this a useful way to learn about Java.
by Mary Campione, Kathy Walrath - Addison-Wesley
A practical, online guide to writing programs using the Java platform. It covers topics for Java newbies, general Java programming, applets, user interfaces, networking and security, new API in the JDK 1.1 release, native interfaces, and JavaBeans.