Introduction to Programming Using Java, Seventh Edition

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David Eck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Pub Date: 2015

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Publisher: Independent

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Reviewed by John McManus, Assistant Professor, Randolph-Macon College, on 3/28/2018.

This textbook is comprehensive. It covers a significant amount of material in a well-thought out and logical manner. The text starts with basic … read more



Reviewed by Ian Finlayson, Assistant Professor, The University of Mary Washington, on 6/21/2017.

This textbook is remarkably comprehensive. It covers a tremendous amount of material, including nearly every facet of the Java programming language … read more


Table of Contents


  • Chapter 1: Overview: The Mental Landscape
  • Chapter 2: Programming in the Small I: Names and Things
  • Chapter 3: Programming in the Small II: Control
  • Chapter 4: Programming in the Large I: Subroutines
  • Chapter 5: Programming in the Large II: Objects and Classes
  • Chapter 6: Introduction to GUI Programming
  • Chapter 7: Arrays and ArrayLists
  • Chapter 8: Correctness, Robustness, Efficiency
  • Chapter 9: Linked Data Structures and Recursion
  • Chapter 10: Generic Programming and Collection Classes
  • Chapter 11: Advanced Input/Output: Streams, Files, and Networking
  • Chapter 12: Threads and Multiprocessing
  • Chapter 13: Advanced GUI Programming

Source Code for All Examples in this Book
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About the Book

The Seventh Edition of Introduction to Programming Using Java is a free, on-line textbook on introductory programming, which uses Java as the language of instruction. This book is directed mainly towards beginning programmers, although it might also be useful for experienced programmers who want to learn something about Java. It is certainly not meant to provide complete coverage of the Java language.

The seventh edition requires Java 7, with just a couple brief mentions of Java 8. Previous versions included Java applets on the web pages that make up this book, but the applets have been eliminated from this version. 

About the Contributors


David J. Eck Ph.D. is a Professor at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges.