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  • Paperback: 984 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (14 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132162709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132162708
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.2 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,021,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The consistent usage of examples throughout the book is excellent. I rely heavily on examples for instruction as there is no better way to teach programming." ― Joan Boone, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Introductory Programming / Java™ 

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Being a university student studying Java programming I found this book to be very helpful and useful.
The book is very well structured, and it's easy to find what your looking for.
Additionally the book is very easy to understand, the writers ensure this by explaining clearly and providing examples on an easy to understand (beginners + level).
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I found this book very useful as I am studying Java in college. It has great examples and explains things very well
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Book arrived like new, securely packaged.
The content of tge book is very extensive and well structured.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1st edition review 18 Aug. 2005
By Juan J. Casero - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have just completed (i need only two more chapters) the first of edition of this book. While not as exhaustive as the the edition for sale here I can tell you the author is good at what he does. I haven't decided if I am going to purchase this edition but let me say that the author's prose style reminds me of the best computer programming books I read while I was an undergraduate at the University of Florida in the early 90's. This book is suitable for teaching a first or second year class of computer science students at a university. Unlike those silly "Teach yourself Java programming in 24 hours" this is the kind of programming book that really teaches you something.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pay Me To Proof It 8 Dec. 2011
By Michael Sean Geary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Positive: the overall organization, presentation, and explanation of the Java language is done quite well. Examples are to the point and not overly complicated.

Negative: with the book being close to $100 and in its 6th edition, you would think that the editing department would have done a better job on this. I understand errors occur, especially in technical textbooks. But c'mon, I found myself constantly telling my students "this error on page ###" and "that error on page ###". While programming is partly about finding errors, I shouldn't be doing that within the textbook content that is supposed to be correct especially when attempting to teach first-semester computer students.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book; unethical publisher 28 Sept. 2006
By Robin Lindsay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent. The author writes about programming in a clear and concise way that makes Java make sense. While Java may not be the simplest language to start with, it is widely used throughout the industry and provides a solid stepping stone to other languages. Savitch provides many examples of code and explains how it works, step by step. Too many programming books assume the reader will fill in missing pieces. Finally, an author who fills them in for us!

But buyer beware: the access code to the website that the book promotes as free is missing. If you go to the website you will find that you actually have to pay for the privilege. Sounds like the classic bait and switch to me, and in a book this price, it's a real disappointment.

I exchanged many emails with the publisher, Pearson. Finally they admitted that some booksellers do not include the access code in their books. Well, why can't they make this clear in the book and on the website, instead of luring people to spend money for what is supposed to be free access?

So it's the same old story: the author is excellent but the publisher, Pearson, is unethical.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely The Best Introduction To Java 29 Jan. 2005
By Andrew - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was written by someone who truly knows how to teach and not merely transmit knowledge from brain to paper. His treatment of object oriented programming concepts in chapters 4 and 5 is FLAWLESS. No other author does such a thorough job (this includes Deitel, Horton, Schildt, Cadenhead, etc) and I speak as the owner of these (and other texts). Let this book be your first stop towards obtaining the Sun Java Programmer and Developer Certifications as well as IBM's Websphere Certifications. But don't forget to purchase the Java Language Specification as well.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for a beginner to Java and Object Oriented Programing Concepts 26 Feb. 2009
By Alex Lenz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent resource for a beginner to object oriented programming languages to get a handle on Java and the basic concepts of OOP. Even if you are a complete novice to programming or the basic logic involved (i.e. loops, if - else if statements), this book will be valuable to you, though you may struggle initially with a few of the logical concepts. The book starts with the basics, provides well commented examples and avoids overwhelming the reader by initially avoiding topics that are irrelevant to a complete beginner to Java and OO programming.
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