- Hardcover: 794 pages
- Publisher: Sams; 2 edition (6 Dec. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672324539
- ISBN-13: 978-0672324536
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 4.3 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 611,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Data Structures and Algorithms in Java Hardcover – 6 Nov 2002
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From the Back Cover
Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, Second Edition is designed to be easy to read and understand although the topic itself is complicated. Algorithms are the procedures that software programs use to manipulate data structures. Besides clear and simple example programs, the author includes a workshop as a small demonstration program executable on a Web browser. The programs demonstrate in graphical form what data structures look like and how they operate. In the second edition, the program is rewritten to improve operation and clarify the algorithms, the example programs are revised to work with the latest version of the Java JDK, and questions and exercises will be added at the end of each chapter making the book even more useful.
Suggested solutions to the programming projects found at the end of each chapter are made available to instructors at recognized educational institutions. This educational supplement can be found at www.prenhall.com, in the Instructor Resource Center.
About the Author
Robert Lafore has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, has worked as a systems analyst for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, founded his own software company, and is a best-selling writer in the field of computer programming. Some of his current titles are C++ Interactive Course and Object-Oriented Programming in C++. Earlier best-selling titles include Assembly Language Primer for the IBM PC and XT and (back at the beginning of the computer revolution) Soul of CP/M.
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Other books on the subject are awful and dreary, I have read many of them and find my attention wandering very quickly. This isn't an easy subject, don't expect to read one book and get it, if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
The half of the book is code listings, (to be expected in a book about algorithms but in this case mostly fodder to fill space, not to put the idea across). Like:
add 20 more similar lines, repeat over every listing.
Some gems like:
"...but we haven't found the desired item, so we return total number elements in [array]....The user interprets this value to mean that the item wasn't found"
If you know absolutely nothing about programming, algorithms, data structures, Java, has lots of money and an inclination to waste some of it then buy this book.
I was going to drop it off in a charity shop but did not want to inflict it on someone else. Good as a doorstop only.