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This text is intended for a 1-, 2-, or 3-semester CS1 course sequence. Comprehensive coverage of Java and programming make this a useful reference for beginning programmers and IT professionals.
Daniel Liang teaches concepts of problem-solving and object-oriented programming using a fundamentals-first approach. Beginning programmers learn critical problem-solving techniques then move on to grasp the key concepts of object-oriented, GUI programming, advanced GUI and Web programming using Java. Liang approaches Java GUI programming using JavaFX, not only because JavaFX is much simpler for new Java programmers to learn and use but because it has replaced Swing as the new GUI tool for developing cross-platform-rich Internet applications on desktop computers, on hand-held devices, and on the Web. Additionally, for instructors, JavaFXprovides a better teaching tool for demonstrating object-oriented programming.
Teaching and Learning Experience
To provide a better teaching and learning experience, for both instructors and students, this program offers:
- Fundamentals-First Approach: Basic programming concepts are introduced on control statements, loops, functions, and arrays before object-oriented programming is discussed.
- Problem-Driven Motivation: The examples and exercises throughout the book emphasize problem solving and foster the concept of developing reusable components and using them to create practical projects.
- A Superior Pedagogical Design that Fosters Student Interest: Key concepts are reinforced with objectives lists, introduction and chapter overviews, easy-to-follow examples, chapter summaries, review questions, programming exercises, and interactive self-tests.
- The Most Extensive Instructor and Student Support Package Available: The author maintains a website at www.pearsonhighered.com/liang that includes multiple interactive resources.
About the Author
Dr. Liang earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Okalahoma in 1991, and an MS and BS in Computer Science from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, in 1986 and 1983. Prior to joining Armstrong, he was an associate professor in computer science at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, where he twice received the Excellence in Research award.
Dr. Liang was trained in theoretical computer science. He was active in graph algorithms from 1990 to 1995 and published more than ten papers in several established journals such as SIAM Journal on Computing, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Acta Informatics, and Information Processing Letters. Since 1996, he has devoted to writing texts and published more than thirty books with Prentice Hall. His popular computer science texts are widely adopted in the world.
Dr. Liang was elected a Java Champion in 2005 by Sun Microsystems. He has given lectures on Java internationally.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
The full potential of Java in one textbook
I've been programming with Java for a while now, and I can't stress how useful this textbook has been for me. If you're looking forward to grasp the full potential of Java, I definitely recommend this textbook over any other. When you purchase a new copy, you will also receive online access and more chapters. Just keep in mind that some chapters are exclusively on the web only.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
For the most part the author does a good job of explaining Java
For the most part the author does a good job of explaining Java, but there are some parts that could be more thoroughly expanded. The chapter about loops doesn't have a lot of examples and the examples that are shown in the chapter are SO much more simpler than the programs the practice section has you doing, which are all these elaborate, difficult programs with loops that are never shown in the chapter. You could say this is where "programming thinking" comes into play, but this is supposed to be an intro to java programming. I think the author forgets that sometimes.
Also one chapter exercise (I believe chapter 3) tells you to make a program to check for palindromes, and again, there is no example of how to go about doing that in the chapter at all. In fact, palindromes aren't mentioned by the author in the text until chapter 6. The book has a few oversights like this.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
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Programming Made Now So Hard
It came to my house really quick about within 2 days. It comes with many chapters about general programming and advanced but the beginning chapters give you a really good foundation of how to program and what are terms and as well of what's java and other programming languages. Without this book I wouldn't have learn so much about making a program. This is too much information for a great value!