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Java Programming: From The Ground Up Paperback – January 22, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0073523354 ISBN-10: 0073523356 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 1136 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 1 edition (January 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073523356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073523354
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since receiving his Ph.D. from The University of Notre Dame, Ralph Bravaco has been a member of the faculty of Stonehill College, where he has taught more than a dozen computer science courses ranging from introductory programming to compiler design. Shai Simonson earned his B.A. in mathematics at Columbia University and M.S. and Ph.D in computer science at Northwestern University. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book was a good introduction to Java.
Ben Deming
I have already done a lot of programming, though not in Java, so the material conceptually was not new to me.
Jason Smith
This book make programming look more easy and more enjoyable.
Tam Y. Duong

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Smith on April 23, 2014
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I used this book in an Introduction to Computer Science course. I have already done a lot of programming, though not in Java, so the material conceptually was not new to me. I enjoyed the book and I found it to be engaging and humorous.
My wife also took the course, and she had never programmed before. She really enjoyed the book, and she has learned a ton from it. She found the explanations to be help and not boring. She is a bit concerned that our next computer science class will not be as enjoyable because there will be a different textbook.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristone on December 20, 2011
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I utilized this book in my CSE class at Miami University. Reading the book seemed a bit confusing, however the examples helped somewhat.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William R. Russell on September 3, 2010
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This is a very well-paced book. It's appropriate for the self-learner and the student new to programming; excellent examples make it easy to follow along, and short subjects in computer science theory give you a taste of the wider world of computer science research. This is the textbook for my first course in computer programming, and I truly have no complaints.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By WER4 on December 6, 2010
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Java Programming: From the Ground UP gets bogged in the details. Of the top, I would say Java All-in-one Desk Reference is an equal if not better. Though both get very much into the essence of OO Oriented Programming, Java All-In-One is even better when it comes to what it has to accomplish in the Database World. I.E., Datasets, tables, JDBC and all the necessary object components to connect what most Browsers and Java Programming stradle or ignore - handling data sets. I would guess that 80% of all browsers access data or a data base in one way or another.

Too many authors look upon the Web as for "social networking", pleasing the Web 2.0, i.e., the Facebook and Twitter people. Most companies have to look-up terabytes of data via intranets or outside vis the internet. Java Programming barely touches the surface in Ch. 7 Arrays and Lists: One Name for Many. Its is viewed in this book as one and two dimensional arrays. It misses the boat. When you use Google, Indeed, Icrunchdata, etc. you are in the world of databases and web crawlers.

Java Programming is a textbook while Java All-In-One is more than a reference. If I were to have one, it would be the Java All-In-One Book by Doug Lowe. Its about 840 pages vs. over 1000 for the Java Programming. Mr. Lowe wants his readers to accompish something while Bravaco is more apt to impress his readers with everything he knows, a little ego problem.

My vote is for Mr. Lowe. Even though he doesn't get into the Web 2.0 stuff, you will have a better handle on Java with Mr. Lowe. Java Programming gets knotted up in the details to a point of obsession.

Walter R.
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By Tam Y. Duong on March 27, 2014
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I can't never learn how to program without the help from this book. This book make programming look more easy and more enjoyable. I can finally found a major in college from the first time i read the book. :))
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