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Introduction to Programming Using Java, Eighth Edition

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David J. Eck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Pub Date: 2015

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Reviewed by John McManus, Assistant Professor, Randolph-Macon College on 3/27/18

This textbook is comprehensive. It covers a significant amount of material in a well-thought out and logical manner. The text starts with basic programming concepts introducing variables, types and input and output. The author covers the basics... read more

 

Reviewed by Ian Finlayson, Assistant Professor, The University of Mary Washington on 6/20/17

This textbook is remarkably comprehensive. It covers a tremendous amount of material, including nearly every facet of the Java programming language (such as anonymous inner classes, lambdas, variable arity methods etc.). It also includes a... 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: Input/Output Streams, Files, and Networking
  • Chapter 12: Threads and Multiprocessing
  • Chapter 13: GUI Programming Continued

About the Book

Welcome to the Eighth Edition of Introduction to Programming Using Java, 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 not meant to provide complete coverage of the Java language.

The eighth edition requires Java 8 or later, and it uses JavaFX for GUI programming. Version 8.1 is a small update of Version 8.0. This version briefly covers some of the new features in Java 11 and makes it clearer how to use this book with Java 11 and later.

About the Contributors

Author

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