An Introduction To Programming With Java Applets / Edition 3

An Introduction To Programming With Java Applets / Edition 3

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by Elizabeth S. Boese, Colorado State University Staff
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0763754609

ISBN-13: 9780763754600

Pub. Date: 02/27/2009

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Feature
  • All examples use graphical Java applets that can be put directly on to the internet.
  • The text is updated based on Java 6 using the capabilities of Swing components.
  • The material is all based on the standard Java API, enabling you to understand examples from other sources without relying on custom libraries specific to a particular

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Feature

  • All examples use graphical Java applets that can be put directly on to the internet.
  • The text is updated based on Java 6 using the capabilities of Swing components.
  • The material is all based on the standard Java API, enabling you to understand examples from other sources without relying on custom libraries specific to a particular book.
  • The text focuses on the essentials and includes additional information on more sophisticated material in optional Advanced Concept sections.
  • The examples are creative and urge students to think outside the box and apply their own creativity to a variety of exercises.
  • Examples include callouts to help direct attention to the new and/or important concepts in the example.
  • Includes a chapter on Game Programming with is often exciting and engaging area of student interest.
  • Numerous Instructor and Student Supplements are available!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763754600
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
02/27/2009
Edition description:
3E
Pages:
428
Sales rank:
747,825
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Jefferson_Thomas More than 1 year ago
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.