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Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach, Second Edition, introduces novice programmers to basic constructs and common pitfalls by emphasizing the essentials of procedural programming, problem solving, and algorithmic reasoning. By using objects early to solve interesting problems and defining objects later in the course, Building Java Programs develops programming knowledge for a broad audience.
About the Author
is a principal lecturer at the University of Washington where he teaches computer programming, programming languages, and discrete structures. He is co-author of an introductory Java programming textbook with Marty Stepp titled Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach.
UW CSE’s Stuart Reges has won the 2011 University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award, which is given to faculty who show “a mastery of their subject matter, intellectual rigor and a passion for teaching.”
Marty Stepp is a computer science lecturer at the University of Washington where he teaches intro programming, web programming, and software engineering. Google highlighted his web programming resources in their Google Code for Educators initiative, and he was recently featured as the Seattle PI’s “Geek of the Week.” Stepp is the lead author of Web Programming Step by Step , with Jessica Miller and Victoria Kirst from the University of Washington. He is also co-author of Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach with Stuart Reges. Stepp wrote an online tool for practicing Java problems to accompany the Java textbook, called Practice-It!. He is also first author of Computing Fundamentals with C#.
From 2004 — 2006, Stepp worked as a computer science lecturer at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Before that he spent a year as a developer at Microsoft on the Excel team. Stepp got a Master’s degree in computer science at the University of Arizona in 2003. He has done research in geometric algorithms and security, taught several courses as a graduate student, and was a teaching assistant for several years.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Java Programming 1
Chapter 2 Primitive Data and Definite Loops 61
Chapter 3 Introduction to Parameters and Objects 132
Supplement 3G Graphics (Optional) 188
Chapter 4 Conditional Execution 226
Chapter 5 Program Logic and Indefinite Loops 301
Chapter 6 File Processing 373
Chapter 7 Arrays 425
Chapter 8 Classes 500
Chapter 9 Inheritance and Interfaces 555
Chapter 10 ArrayLists 628
Chapter 11 Java Collections Framework 679
Chapter 12 Recursion 718
Chapter 13 Searching and Sorting 774
Chapter 14 Graphical User Interfaces 822
Chapter 15 Implementing a Collection Class 886
Chapter 16 Linked Lists 929
Chapter 17 Binary Trees 981
Appendix A Answers to Self-Check Problems 1035
Appendix B Java Summary 1107
Appendix C Javadoc Comments and the Java API Specification 1122
Appendix D Additional Java Syntax 1128