Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner (For the Absolute Beginner (Series).)

Java is an object-oriented language that is extremely popular with programmers and Web developers. This beginner-level book teaches readers the fundamental programming concepts they need to grasp in order to learn any computer language. The unique approach covers the versatility and extensibility of Java using game creation as a teaching tool. The author starts with the basics of Java, assuming that the reader is truly a beginner with no programming experience. This non-intimidating guide to Jav

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  1. Review by Forrest Henderson for Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner (For the Absolute Beginner (Series).) Rating: I have been programming part time at school for about 8 months now. I started with C, then C++ and now Java. I started this book back in C++ since the two languages are similar in their OOP. Once I started Java I found myself to be way far ahead of the whole class. Each class being 10 weeks each, I should be ahead until they talk about Swing in week 8. The book is not meant to be a reference like one reviewer said, had a problem finding answers int the book. The book is designed to teach you object-oriented concepts along with learning the fundamentals of Java. It also explains everything in a way that anyone with interest but no programming experience could understand easily. If you have take a class or two on C++ you will probably want to skip to chapter 4 or 5. This book helped me attain a 4.0 average as I didn’t have to get lost in a reference/text book all the time, but I could actually make things that made sense.

  2. Review by Joe for Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner (For the Absolute Beginner (Series).) Rating: Wow, I’m impressed!
    The auther doesn’t asume your a dummy , just a beginner in the java language. I found this book to be interesting and fun. I learned how to program games that my kids love to play. You will not only come away from this book with a great foundation of Java but you will have some games that are fun to play for the whole family.Well worth the money
    isbn #0761535225

  3. Review by Carlo R. Montoya for Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner (For the Absolute Beginner (Series).) Rating: I attended Sun Microsystems SL275 (their basic Java programming
    course for people with C and C++ backgrounds). One of my jobs
    was to write a courseware for high-school students. The course
    was not a good basis for a high-school level programming course.
    As such, I bought this book and it only took me a month to write
    the Java for High-School courseware. I ended up with a Street
    Fighter type game that needs to be completed by the students.The author tends to discuss concepts that are a chapter or two
    ahead but I found this normal especially when it comes to Object
    Oriented Programming.

  4. Review by Daniel Simpson for Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner (For the Absolute Beginner (Series).) Rating: I bought this book and thought the programming projects in the book were awesome. All of the exercises are taught for use in game programming. While the author probably doesn’t explain the language and fundamentals in depth (rather terse), he explains the fundamentals of how the games work. I’ve read Deitel’s Java How To Program, and I recommend that to any Java beginners. If you want to learn how to program games in Java such as minesweeper, tetris, and others, get this book! It’s awesome!

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