Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures Through Objects

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"Tony Gaddis's accessible, step-by-step style helps beginning students understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and a programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the "how" and the "why" - but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is both gradual and highly accessible, ensuring that students get the logic behind developing high-quality programs." In Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Objects, Gaddis covers procedural programming - control structures and methods - before introducing object-oriented programming. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273774426
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012

Meet the Author

Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out with series of textbooks. He has nearly two decades of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. Tony is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College Teacher of the Year, and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The Starting Out with series includes introductory textbooks covering Programming Logic and Design, Alice, C++, Java, Microsoft Visual Basic, and Python.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Computers and Java

Ch. 2 Java Fundamentals

Ch. 3 Decision Structures

Ch. 4 Loops and Files

Ch. 5 Methods

Ch. 6 A First Look at Classes

Ch. 7 A First Look at GUI Applications

Ch. 8 Arrays and the ArrayList Class

Ch. 9 A Second Look at Classes and Objects

Ch. 10 Text Processing and More about Wrapper Classes

Ch. 11 Inheritance

Ch. 12 Exceptions and Advanced File I/O

Ch. 13 Advanced GUI Applications

Ch. 14 Applets and More

Ch. 15 Recursion

Index

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