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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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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 Rojas
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.
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
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.
David Verhasselt
Course material for 1st bachelor "Programming 1" class.
Textbook, No Comment.
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