Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ (4th Edition)
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Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ (4th Edition)

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The BlueJ development environment was specifically designed to support introductory teaching of object-orientations and helps users grasp the complicated concepts of class structure. Unlike most books on the subject, this text uses BlueJ to get readers started on object-oriented programming from day one. Uses a spiral approach that introduces a topic in a simple context...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Prentice Hall (first published October 23rd 2002)
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Jul 04, 2011 Joecolelife rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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All too rare is a book such as this. There are the Tate books (e.g., Bitter Java, Beyond Java), which claim the Oracle/Sun's sky is falling (not that Tate is wrong about Ruby being a great language that points to a better future, but Java isn't as worthless/sour-grapes-ish as his books can suggest). And there are the ordinary either gimmicky or technocratic textbooks that somehow always unnecessarily obfuscate the relationships between Object-Orientated Programming principles and syntax (e.g., J...more
I started off entranced by the prospect of teaching my students to program based on object-oriented design, which holds a lot more computer science credibility and appeal than the traditional flow of control approach.

I still think that object-oriented design is a good way to start. But I won't be using this book again: it just isn't very well organized. I found that my students were yearning -- specifically and concretely -- for more information on iterative constructs early on, and that later c...more
this is the best book for learning java and dive into object oriented programming.
Eric Brooke
This is a good book for a programmer who wants to learn Java (you will have to slow down) or someone with no experience with programming. It uses BlueJ which coming from a programmer background is a little painful but for someone with no experience is most excellent. It gets you into some good habits and allows to visualize what you have created. Unlike a lot of programmer books this book was visually pleasing and used effective use of colour to relay information.
A very well organized book about a complex programming language. Simply explained with lots of examples and suggestions.

Ready to start programming with Java!
Fernando Morales
I've read the entire book, made more than 80% of the exercises.
I got the idea, and I am using the book in my courses.
I strongly recommend it.
David Verhasselt
Course material for 1st bachelor "Programming 1" class.
Textbook, No Comment.
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