The Art and Science of Java Paperback – Feb 19 2007
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About the Author
Eric Roberts is a professor of computer science at Stanford University and author of several Addison-Wesley books, including The Art and Science of C and Programming Abstractions in C. Eric is well known for his leadership role in CS Education—he won the 2003 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education, as well as many teaching awards at Stanford.
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Stanford Engineering Everywhere
It takes a little elbow grease for the amateur to figure out how to link in libraries etc... but once this is done- you can delve into some meaningful [useful] programing examples early on. My plug for this book is as much for the corresponding class videos and handouts as it is for the book- which when combined together offer a great set of tools for learning computer programing and java. Once through the book and class materials [videos and homework] the student should be able to graduate on to more advanced java books without trouble.
...and if you're going through the Stanford lectures- you can ignore the first several assignments involving KARL and just start with the java assignments.
It uses the acm library, which makes it harder to get help online.
It is expensive compared to other popular books on java.
Other than that, it has some decents chapters, so I give it three stars.
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