For courses in Java/Visual J++.
Examples throughout the text illustrate correctly written JAVA code, comparing it to incorrectly written code, and showing compiler errors. Key terms are highlighted in the margins and a JAVA compiler is in all books.
- Reader-friendly--Written with the beginning programmer in mind.
- Enables students to easily and quickly absorb the concepts presented in the text.
- Light on math, heavy on Java--Requires no more than the basics: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Gives students with little or no advanced mathematics experience the opportunity to learn Java programming.
- Complete program examples--Shows both inputs and outputs, with 15-20 separate complete program samples. (Program examples available on accompanying CD-ROM).
- Allows students to read and see pertinent parts of the Java programs as well as run the code from the text on their own machine.
- Java's graphical tools, GUI, and Windows controls--Utilizes these elements for writing fun and creative programs using colors, images, and various fonts.
- Provides students with fun and exciting opportunities to create and run programs, encouraging them to spend more time exploring the various aspects of the language.
- Excellent flow of material--Presents the core language material in Chapters 1-9, with advanced topic material in Chapters 10-13.
- Gives instructors the flexibility to introduce critical topics to their class at their convenience.
- Vital topics--Includes Java I/O, JAR files, and Packages and Classpaths.
- Enables students to learn the critically important steps in packaging and JAR'ing their code, preparing them to fully understand the Java language and the development of XML programming.
- Programming "from scratch"--Asks students to build all of the programs and compile and run them using Java 2 Software Development Kit from Sun Microsystems.
- Teaches students how to set up their computer environment, enabling them to learn the importance of each line of Java code, as well as how the Java language and the computer interact.
- Clear and lively presentation--Incorporates a wonderful style: a 4-color layout, line-numbered source code, icons, margin glossary terms, summary tables of information, and a complete index.
- Gives students a text that is easy to use, with interesting and exciting visuals that aid in comprehension.
- Front and back cover reference materials--Included on the inside front cover are commonly used web sites and a list of Java packages. The back cover includes a quick-look-up table of programming concepts and class usage, with a pull-out reference sheet that contains important Java items.
- Enables students to use this text as a future reference guide.
- Extensive pedagogy--Included in the end-of-chapter material are complete practice programs, short answer questions, code examples for examinatin and programming problems ("test-driven" by beginning Java students).
- Provides students with many opportunities to practice and review the chapter concepts.
- Accompanying CD-ROM--Provides all the software needed on one CD; it contains all of the example programs found in the text, the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 Software Development Kit Standard Edition, a Java editor, jEdit, an Open Source Java text editor. Appendices at the back of the text provide installation instructions and use for these packages.
- Provides students and instructors with everything they'll need to get up and going with Java.
- Comprehensive Instructor's Package--Includes an Instructor's Manual with PowerPoint slides of all the figures in the text, and solutions to chapter questions and programming problems; a Laboratory Manual containing complete programming problems suitable for student assignments; a Prentice Hall Test Manager; and an on-line study guide/companion web site.
- Offers instructors a powerful ancillary package.