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Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach,9780073376066

Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/25/2013
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach teaches the reader how to write programs using Java. It does so with a unique approach that combines fundamentals first with objects early. The book transitions smoothly through a carefully selected set of procedural programming fundamentals to object-oriented fundamentals. During this early transition and beyond, the book emphasizes problem solving. For example, Chapter 2 is devoted to algorithm development, Chapter 8 is devoted to program design, and problem-solving sections appear throughout the book.

The second edition adds new language features and end-of-chapter GUI sections that include animation. New chapters include an introduction to the Java Collections Framework and an in-depth treatment of recursion. Two new supplementary chapters on the book’s companion website describe the JavaFX GUI platform.

Before diving into object-oriented programming (OOP) in Chapter 6, the second edition includes a “mini-chapter” that describes how to write multiple-method programs in a non-OOP environment. Those who want to continue this theme can follow an optional “late objects” approach by reading two chapters on the book’s website before returning to OOP in Chapter 6. Some key features include:

• A conversational, easy-to-follow writing style.

• Simple GUI programming early, in an optional standalone graphics track.

• Well-identified alternatives for altering the book's sequence to fit individual needs.

• Well-developed projects in six different academic disciplines, with a handy summary.

• Detailed customizable PowerPointTM lecture slides, with icon-keyed hidden notes.

I have used the Dean and Dean book in my Introduction to Java Programming class for the past year. This is an excellent text and I am very happy with it. It is the only text that I have ever used that always gets positive comments from students on my class evaluations even though there is no question asked about the text. The chapters are well thought out and the coverage is complete. The progression from topic-to-topic is masterful, and the writing is exceptionally clear and at the perfect level for an introductory Java class.

– Ralph Duffy, South Seattle Community College

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Computers and Programming

Chapter 2. Algorithms and Design

Chapter 3. Java Basics

Chapter 4. Control Statements

Chapter 5. Using Pre-Built Methods

Chapter 6. Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 7. Object-Oriented Programming-Additional Details

Chapter 8. Software Engineering

Chapter 9. Classes with Class Members

Chapter 10. Arrays and Array Lists

Chapter 11. Type Details and Alternate Coding Mechanisms

Chapter 12. Composition and Inheritance

Chapter 13. Inheritance and Polymorphism

Chapter 14. Exception Handling

Chapter 15. Files

Chapter 16. GUI Programming Basics

Chapter 17. GUI Programming-Component Layout, Additional GUI Components

Appendix 1. Unicode/ASCII Character Set with Hexadecimal Codes

Appendix 2. Operator Precedence

Appendix 3. Java Reserved Words

Appendix 4. Packages

Appendix 5. Java Coding-Style Conventions

Appendix 6. Javadoc

Appendix 7. UML Notations Used in this Book

Appendix 8. Recursion

Appendix 9. Multithreading

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