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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 2 edition (5 Aug 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130109223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130109224
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 17.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,584,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The best book for my first year programming students'
Gary Hill, The University of Northampton

'It is really hard to fault it or find a better book' 
Ken Chisholm, Edinburgh Napier University

'An excellent rewarding introduction to Java programming’
Dr Simon Jones, University of Stirling

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This latest edition of Java for Students has been fully updated to include the new features of Java 5.0. The authors’ GUI-based approach helps students to build their programming skills by producing exciting and dynamic graphical output.

 

Hallmark features include:

 

Ø     A focus on applications and GUI development with Swing.

Ø     Graphics are used throughout to illustrate programming principles.

Ø     UML 2.0 is used for modelling and design.

Ø     A wealth of exercises and self-test questions with solutions.

Ø     A CD-ROM containing the JDK 1.5 and source code for all programs.

 

Check out the companion website for the book at www.pearsoned.co.uk/bell to find additional resources for both students and instructors.

 

About the Authors

 

Douglas Bell and Mike Parr have based the book on courses they teach at Sheffield Hallam University.  They have also authored student texts on C# and VB .NET, and Douglas Bell is also the author of Software Engineering for Students, now in its fourth edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mb Awan VINE VOICE on 10 April 2003
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First off this book teaches you how to program java applets not applications. Bearing that in mind allows you to place this into a much slimer genre of books. This book was the course text for a first year undergrad course on java for scientists and i liked the fact that it was easy to use. It is definately not comprehensive, it does not pretend to be but it does give you an easy way in. A good first book on java but not the last one you will by if you want to take the language seriously
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Dec 2000
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I bought this book on solely on the recommendation of various on-line reviews, as this book doesn't appear to be stocked by any of the major UK book retailers.
Having now had a chance to have a rummage through it, my initial impression is that's very good in some areas and poor in others.
Example of the good: it is excellent at explaining difficult ideas in a way that not only do you understand the immediate concept but your also able to relate it to other similar ideas and grow on it.
Example of the poor: I guess that the authors dropped the manuscript on a windy day while taking it to their publishers as the book seems to jump around all over the place. The book just doesn't seem to 'logically' progress in any coherent way that I can understand.
I also find it odd that a book that describes itself as ideal for undergrads assumes so little knowledge of 'basic' computing. It almost seems to be targeting the 'over 60's' in this respect.
I think that if you buy this book solely in the hope that it'll teach you Java your going to be disappointed. If you want to understand the concepts and do some working examples then I think that this is probably the book for you.
For those that really want to learn to code and go into the commercial sector then I can fully recommend....... Begining Java 2 JDK 1.3 by Ivor Horton printed by Wrox Press.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Mar 1999
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A very easy book. I racomend it for those who don`t know anything about C++ or object-oriented programming. After one month, you will feel the need of a more advanced book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Feb 1999
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This is a simple, straight-forward book. Nothing is left uncovered. Working through all the exercises and examples I really learned Java the fun way, which, by the way, is the best way to learn anyway. I can recommend this book to any other student or anybody else who is into object-oriented programming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Mar 1998
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The number 1 ranked university in Turkey has selected this book for an Undergrad 1st year Java course. This book is excellent, not confusing and intenden to teach something. Forget all other commercial "Teach Yourself in X day" books. If you want to learn Java, buy this book.
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I found this book for a beginner in java to be very good.One point though.It is virtually the only book I have found to describe an example of construction method...building a house ..later deleted from later editions ..after 2001 I think..It is easy to understand and gives good examples...Could the author bring back the deleted method??
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By A Customer on 6 Jan 1999
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This is an excellent beginners book. The best part for me as a teacher is that it explains concepts that I often overlook as too obvios, but continue to confuse students to no end. It is great to see a book that is thorough, straight forward and focuses on the important issues and doesn't attempt to cover every detail of Java.
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