Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Data Structures / Edition 2

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For courses in computer science and programming

Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Data Structures provides a smooth introduction to programming with Java that moves fluidly from beginner to more advanced topics. The first half of the book is taught for a CS1 course and teaches fundamental programming and problem solving concepts, while the second half, meant for a CS2 course, teaches advanced topics, algorithms, and data structures.

The Third Edition is extremely flexible in its organization, which teaches programmers to implement data structures with or without generics. As with all text in Gaddis’ Starting Out series, the tone is friendly, the material detailed, and major concepts easy to understand. With rich examples throughout, programmers learn to use Java through real programming practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321545862
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 3/18/2011
  • Series: Gaddis Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1392
  • Sales rank: 123,229
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out With series of textbooks. Tony has nearly 20 years experience teaching computer science courses at Haywood Community College in North Carolina. He 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 books using the C++ programming language, the Java™ programming language, Microsoft® Visual Basic®, Microsoft® C#®, Python, Programming Logic and Design, and Alice, all published by the Addison-Wesley imprint of Pearson.

Godfrey Muganda is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Central College. He teaches a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses in Linux and Unix programming, Windows and .NET programming, web application development, web services, data structures, and algorithms. He is a past winner of the North Central College faculty award for outstanding scholarship. His primary research interests are in the area of fuzzy sets and systems.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to computers and Java 1
Ch. 2 Java fundamentals 27
Ch. 3 Decision structures 107
Ch. 4 Loops and files 175
Ch. 5 Methods 235
Ch. 6 A first look at classes 281
Ch. 7 A first look of GUI applications 343
Ch. 8 Arrays and the ArrayList class 431
Ch. 9 A second look at classes and objects 513
Ch. 10 Text processing and more about wrapper classes 577
Ch. 11 Inheritance 631
Ch. 12 Exceptions and more about stream I/O 711
Ch. 13 Advanced GUI applications 775
Ch. 14 Applets and more 843
Ch. 15 Recursion 917
Ch. 16 Sorting, searching, and algorithm analysis 941
Ch. 17 Generics 991
Ch. 18 Collections 1035
Ch. 19 Array-Based lists 1103
Ch. 20 Linked lists 1151
Ch. 21 Stacks and queues 1197
Ch. 22 BinaryTrees, AVL trees, and priority queues 1235
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