Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach 2 9780073376066 Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach teaches the reader how to write programs using Java. It does so with a unique approach that combines fundamentals first with objects early. The book transitions smoothly through a carefully selected set of procedural programming fundamentals to object-oriented fundamentals. During this early transition and beyond, the book emphasizes problem solving. For example, Chapter 2 is devoted to algorithm development, Chapter 8 is devoted to program design, and problem-solving sections appear throughout the book. The second edition adds new language features and end-of-chapter GUI sections that include animation. New chapters include an introduction to the Java Collections Framework and an in-depth treatment of recursion. Two new supplementary chapters on the book’s companion website describe the JavaFX GUI platform. Before diving into object-oriented programming (OOP) in Chapter 6, the second edition includes a “mini-chapter” that describes how to write multiple-method programs in a non-OOP environment. Those who want to continue this theme can follow an optional “late objects” approach by reading two chapters on the book’s website before returning to OOP in Chapter 6. Some key features include: • A conversational, easy-to-follow writing style. • Simple GUI programming early, in an optional standalone graphics track. • Well-identified alternatives for altering the book's sequence to fit individual needs. • Well-developed projects in six different academic disciplines, with a handy summary. • Detailed customizable PowerPointTM lecture slides, with icon-keyed hidden notes. I have used the Dean and Dean book in my Introduction to Java Programming class for the past year. This is an excellent text and I am very happy with it. It is the only text that I have ever used that always gets positive comments from students on my class evaluations even though there is no question asked about the text. The chapters are well thought out and the coverage is complete. The progression from topic-to-topic is masterful, and the writing is exceptionally clear and at the perfect level for an introductory Java class. – Ralph Duffy, South Seattle Community College
Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach

Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach

2nd Edition
By John Dean and Ray Dean
ISBN10: 007337606X
ISBN13: 9780073376066
Copyright: 2014
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Chapter 1. Introduction to Computers and Programming

Chapter 2. Algorithms and Design

Chapter 3. Java Basics

Chapter 4. Control Statements

Chapter 5. Using PreBuilt Methods

Chapter 6. Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 7. Object-Oriented Programming-Additional Details

Chapter 8. Software Engineering

Chapter 9. Arrays

Chapter 10. Arrays Lists and an INtroduction to the Java Collections Framework

Chapter 11. Recursion

Chapter 12. Type Details and Alternative Coding Mechanisms

Chapter 13. Aggregation, Composition, and Inheritance

Chapter 14. Inheritance and Polymorphism

Chapter 15. Exception Handling

Chapter 16. Files, Buffers, Channels, and Paths

Chapter 17. GUI Programming Basics

Chapter 18. GUI Programming-Component Layout, Additional GUI Components

Appendix 1. ASCII Character Set

Appendix 2. Operator Precedence

Appendix 3. Java Reserved Words

Appendix 4. Packages

Appendix 5. Java Coding-Style Conventions

Appendix 6. Javadoc with Tags

Appendix 7. UML Diagrams

Appendix 8. Number Systems and Conversions Between Them

About the Author

John Dean

John Dean is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Mathematics Department at Park University. He earned a Ph.D. degree in computer science from Nova Southeastern University and an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Kansas. He is Java certified and has worked in industry as a software engineer and project manager, specializing in Java and various Web technologies— JavaScript, JavaServer Pages, and servlets. He has taught a full range of computer science courses, including Java programming and Java-based web programming. He has authored a web programming textbook with a focus on client-side technologies HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

Ray Dean

Raymond Dean is a Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kansas. He earned an M.S. degree from MIT and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, and he is a senior member of IEEE. He has published numerous scientific papers and has 21 U.S. patents. He has industry experience in manufacturing HVAC equipment and energy-management controls, as well as in system energy analysis. At the University of Kansas, he taught a wide range of courses in electrical engineering and computer science.