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Learn to Program with Java / Edition 1
     

Learn to Program with Java / Edition 1

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by John Smiley
 

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ISBN-10: 0072131896

ISBN-13: 2900072131894

Pub. Date: 11/02/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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

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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 that 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 tin the information they are given---then use those skills to develop real-world applications. Participate in this one-of-a-kind learning experience and see why Professor Smiley Is renowned for making learning fun and easy.

  • Learn programmingfundamentals like Selection structures, loops, and arrays
  • Cover object-oriented programming techniqueslike inheritance, method overloading, and interfaces
  • Use swing to develop a graphical user interface and event-driven programs
  • Build object-oriented Java programs from scratch
  • Develop a real-world project
  • Get a solid foundation of Java knowledge with chapterby-chapter reinforcement of information and more than 200 example programs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900072131894
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/02/2001
Series:
Learn to Program Series
Edition description:
OP
Pages:
611

Table of Contents

Where Do I Begin?
Getting Comfortable with Java
Data
Selection Structures
Loops
Creating Your Own Methods
Creating Objects from Instantiable Classes
Controlling Access to the Data in Your Object
Inheritance and Interfaces
Arrays
Error Handling
Developing a Graphical User Interface
Event Handling in Java
Index

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Learn To Program with Java 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The code is still unreadable on nook simple touch. Dissapointing
johndsmiley More than 1 year ago
Formatting issues for the Nook have been resolved with my latest revision. Give it a try! John Smiley (author)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after many many months (and $$$$) of buying others and John Smiley has written a book for those 'true' beginners. I have 15 years in COBOL and was trying to learn something new, but other books were too confusing, but this book takes you step by step SLOWLY (which is a good thing)to building a working program that can be used at the end for future projects. I too hope he comes out with another Java book which touches on working with Databases. This is a book that will give you a strong starting foundation on learning Java and the book is like a novel, not your typical 'techie' book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book for beginners! I really liked this book. It covered the whole software development process in depth. After spending a lot of $$ on books and classes, I feel like I really got somewhere with this book.