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Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner
by Joseph Russell
Paperback: 503 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 1.10 x 9.11 x 7.43
Publisher: Premier Pr
ISBN: 0761535225; Bk&Cd-Rom edition (August 23, 2001)
Book Description: Java is an object-oriented language that is extremely popular with programmers and Web developers. This beginner-level book teaches readers the fundamental programming concepts they need to grasp in order to learn any computer language. The unique approach covers the versatility and extensibility of Java using game creation as a teaching tool. The author starts with the basics of Java, assuming that the reader is truly a beginner with no programming experience. This non-intimidating guide to Java will be a welcome addition to the library of any aspiring programmer.
About the Author: Joseph P. Russell is a development programmer for Meditech, a major medical information systems software and service company, developing software for their client/server financial products. He is a graduate of Rhode Island College where he majored in computer science.
Good for people who want to learn how to program!, March 20, 2002
Reviewer: Carlo R. Montoya from Cebu City, Cebu Philippines
I attended Sun Microsystems SL275 (their basic Java programming course for people with C and C++ backgrounds). One of my jobs was to write a courseware for high-school students. The course was not a good basis for a high-school level programming course. As such, I bought this book and it only took me a month to write the Java for High-School courseware. I ended up with a Street Fighter type game that needs to be completed by the students.
The author tends to discuss concepts that are a chapter or two ahead but I found this normal especially when it comes to Object Oriented Programming.
Java for the absolute biginner is a Great beginners book, September 12, 2001
Reviewer: Joe from New York City
Wow, I'm impressed! The auther doesn't asume your a dummy , just a beginner in the java language. I found this book to be interesting and fun. I learned how to program games that my kids love to play. You will not only come away from this book with a great foundation of Java but you will have some games that are fun to play for the whole family.Well worth the money
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