An Introduction To Programming With Java Applets / Edition 3

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An Introduction to Programming with Java Applets provides a clear introduction to the art of programming for the one-term course. It prepares students with the tools they need to create sophisticated programs efficiently and with ease. Boese assumes no prior programming knowledge, and begins with an introduction to computing, then gradually moves into programming, giving students the opportunity to create their own programs. The text focuses on the essentials and places more detailed information in Advanced Concept sections for those who would like to delve deeper into particular concepts. With numerous practice exercises, Introduction to Programming with Java Applets is the clear choice for your introductory course!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763754600
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/27/2009
  • Edition description: 3E
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Programming 1

Ch. 2 Drawing Shapes and Text 19

Ch. 3 Variables and Methods 45

Ch. 4 Swing Components 59

Ch. 5 GUI Design 97

Ch. 6 Data Types and Operators 127

Ch. 7 Conditionals 145

Ch. 8 Events 169

Ch. 9 Loops 201

Ch. 10 Classes 219

Ch. 11 Swing Components II 243

Ch. 12 Collections 269

Ch. 13 Threads and Timer 297

Ch. 14 Inheritance 311

Ch. 15 Game Programming 327

Ch. 16 Internet Applications 357

Ch. 17 Java 377

App. A Debugging 387

App. B Java API 395

Symbol Index 419

World Index 421

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    I just can't recommend this book.

    I just can't recommend this book. It was the textbook for the Spring of 2010 semester Java class at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania, USA, and I just didn't find it useful enough to justify the price. Readers spend entirely too much time drawing pictures, and not nearly enough manipulating data, a cornerstone of all programming (see my review of "Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours"). Further, too much of what Boese says just misses the point. For example, on page 130 (entirely too late in the book), there is a table that tries to explain some of the important differences between several types of variables. But instead of telling us what we really need to know, which is how much data, as measured by number of digits or numeric size of data (for example, 6 digits or numbers between negative and positive 99,999 inclusive, which are obviously two different things), will fit into each type of variable, Boese settles for telling us how many bytes each type of variable will hold! Of what use is that when she doesn't bother to mention how many digits will fit in one byte?
    Instead, I recommend "Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours." You should also consider the 882-page "Java for Dummies." There are probably other good Java books out there.

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