AUTHORS: Levenick - ©2006
For novice programmers, finding an interesting, practical Java programming reference that doesn't overwhelm them with details and complexity is difficult. Simply Java: An Introduction to Java Programming is an easy-to-follow textbook that guides the beginning programmer step-by-step through the process of learning Java. The main obstacle to learning object-oriented programming is the volume of interdependent detail that needs to be learned before even the simplest program can be created. Using a spiral approach, this text eliminates extraneous details early on and stresses object concepts that will provide a basis for students to become expert programmers. Classes, objects, and working programs are introduced at the outset, and programming is presented as extended problem solving, making it easier to understand. Class design and graphical user interfaces are introduced early, but most of the detail is postponed until after the student has a better grasp of objects, classes, and inheritance. Simply Java: An Introduction to Java Programming is the perfect text for anyone new to Java who wants a comprehensive, easy-to-comprehend reference.