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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (Dec 5 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132492660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132492669
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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About the Author

David Barnes is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. He has been teaching introductory programming for over 25 years, and has practical experience of a wide range of programming languages. He has been teaching object-oriented programming in Java for over 10 years. David is passionate about the excitement that is inherent in computer science and is actively involved in promoting it as a subject area to high-school children. In addition to computing education, his main research is in the area of software engineering.


Michael Kölling is a Senior Lecturer at the Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. He holds a PhD in computer science from Sydney University, and has worked in Australia, Denmark and the UK. Michael’s research interests are in the areas of object-oriented systems, programming languages, software tools, computing education. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics. Michael is one of the developers of BlueJ and, more recently, the Greenfoot platform.

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Excellent condition, securely wrapped. This author makes it fun and colourful to learn programming , very easy to read and study
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great instruction! March 25 2013
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This book has a healthy mixture of guidance and mixes in some exercises that make you think. I'm enjoying my class with this material.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good book March 29 2013
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Very easy to follow and makes concepts easy to understand, but rather boring and drab at times. I had to get it for my Java class.
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love this textbook Feb. 20 2013
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I am so glad I found this on amazaon. It is more expensive everywhere else. The book is easy to follow and has made learning Java a joy. Thanks
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Very comprehensive and easy to follow book April 24 2013
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The book is very well written with clear steps and clear exercises. Obviously written by good teachers of the subject. Highly recommended.
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Great book Dec 29 2013
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Really helpful. Great way to learn Java.

It's clear that the teachers know how to get the material across to students.