Learn To Program with Java [NOOK Book]

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An Introductory text on Java using the freely downloadable JDK (Java Development Kit). The easiest technical book you'll ever read. Open it up and see for yourself. Join Professor Smiley's Java class as he teaches essential skills in programming, coding and more. Using a student-instructor conversational format, this book starts at the very beginning with crucial programming fundamentals. You'll quickly learn how to identify customer needs so you can create an application that achieves programming ...
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Learn To Program with Java

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Overview

An Introductory text on Java using the freely downloadable JDK (Java Development Kit). The easiest technical book you'll ever read. Open it up and see for yourself. Join Professor Smiley's Java class as he teaches essential skills in programming, coding and more. Using a student-instructor conversational format, this book starts at the very beginning with crucial programming fundamentals. You'll quickly learn how to identify customer needs so you can create an application that achieves programming objectives---just like experienced programmers. By identifying clear client goals, you'll learn important programming basics---like how computers view input and execute output based on the information they are given---then use those skills to develop real-world applications. Participate in this one-of-a-kind classroom experience and see why Professor Smiley is renowned for making learning fun and easy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612740041
  • Publisher: John Smiley Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,168,957
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

John Smiley, MCP, MCSD, MCT has been programming and teaching for more than 25 years, and has written over 15 books on Computer Programming. He is the President of John Smiley and Associates, a computer consulting firm serving clients both large and small in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. John is also an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Penn State University, Philadelphia University, and Holy Family University, and also teaches in a variety of Internet venues.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

    Excellent book for beginning Java Programmers

    Professor Smiley offers a breezey yet informative introduction to Java. This book takes the reader through structured exercises and each is explained appropriately.

    The format is unique- dialog of a classroom - but effective.

    I recommend this book highly for entry level Java students who want an effective book that will get them started with effective programming in Java.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great book

    Great book!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2002

    THE Starter Book for COBOL Programmers converting to Java

    If you are coming from a Procedural Background, such as COBOL, you'll find this to be the best book available to provide a transition. I look forward to John coming out with 'Intermediate' and/or 'Advanced' Java Programming books. I'll be glad to pre-order.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2001

    Excellent Beginners book !!!

    After trying 2 other 'beginning' Java books (1 of which I returned), this book was the best beginning Java book, I have ever read. This takes you step by step learning Java, learning a little bit more in each chapter, plus the author works with the same program, building upon this program in each chapter, with new concepts you just learned. I can't say enough about this book to give it justice, go to your local bookstore and review it for yourself, you will see how easy the author makes learning JAVA. This book is so good, it is not like reading a technical book, but reading your daily newspaper, it is that easy to read. The only 'knocks' on this book is there is no CD containing the sourcecode and it is not at the authors website. Also, he does not cover using Databases with Java, but hoepfully he will write another book on this topic. If there is only 1 book on Beginning Java you want to get (and who can really afford multiple books at the price they charge you today), get this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Not fixed

    The code is still unreadable on nook simple touch. Dissapointing

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    Formatting issues for the Nook have been resolved with my latest

    Formatting issues for the Nook have been resolved with my latest revision.

    Give it a try!

    John Smiley (author)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2011

    Quite Good but BIG WARNING TO NOOK OWNERS!

    This book is great. The way the author teaches is great and I was enjoying it until I came across one fatal flaw. If you own a regular nook(black and white) in areas where you must copy code down the chart goes off the page leaving you clueless so I wouldn't recommend buying until problem is fixed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    A Masterpiece

    I congratulate Professor Smiley for this extraordinary work. This is the best book I have read in the field so far. My wish is that he continues with the intermediate (JDBC,Servlets,JSP,etc.) and then advanced (EJB, J2EE Servers,Webservices,XML,etc.) so that I can better comprehend them all easily with the same pleasure and joy. Although I know some of them, it will be a great pleasure to see these concepts through his mind in his virtual classroom. I am very happy to come across with this masterpiece. I am from Philadelphia, too and proud to see that this book is from my hometown. Thank you Dr.Smiley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    Finally THE Java book for Beginners

    I bought this book after many many months (and $$$$) of buying others and John Smiley has written a book for those 'true' beginners. I have 15 years in COBOL and was trying to learn something new, but other books were too confusing, but this book takes you step by step SLOWLY (which is a good thing)to building a working program that can be used at the end for future projects. I too hope he comes out with another Java book which touches on working with Databases. This is a book that will give you a strong starting foundation on learning Java and the book is like a novel, not your typical 'techie' book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    THE BEST FOR ALL

    Great book for beginners! I really liked this book. It covered the whole software development process in depth. After spending a lot of $$ on books and classes, I feel like I really got somewhere with this book.

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