- Paperback: 1368 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8 edition (January 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132130807
- ISBN-13: 978-0132130806
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.7 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 387 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #765,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“All the topics and concepts are clearly explained with examples and tips to remember with side texts.” — Syed Riaz Ahmed, North Georgia College and State University
“The first, best feature of this text is the rich set of clear example code provided — which are located in concise textual explanations well-suited for the modern undergraduate. In addition, the wide coverage of material makes this book suitable for several courses. For an undergraduate student, it is a true “keeper”.” — Frank Ducrest, University of Louisiana — Lafayette
“One book [Liang] for ALL Java courses.” — Maureen Opkins, California State University — Long Beach
“The thorough nature of this text [Liang] should be stressed; it has utility as a reference far after the course is over.” — Dale Parson, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
“The interactive and animated online support for this text [Liang] will help students realize how Java syntax evolves into a Java program, which, in turn, executes.” — Barbara Guillott, Louisiana State University
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I would have LOVED more examples and a greater emphasis on program design, debugging, and problem solving. I'd say 90% of my beginner frustrations weren't with the misunderstanding the concepts but just not knowing how to properly get myself un-stuck when my program was compiling right but not returning the right result.
If you're a beginning JAVA student who benefits from reading about concepts instead of just stackoverflow-ing everything, this is a reasonable textbook to rent/buy.
The code examples are very good with few errors (I just found one on page 548, Loan loan = new Loan(parameters) has no definition) aside from that, the code has worked in two different environments. (Jbuilder and Netbeans)
I think more detail on the structure of java programs should be done. How classes interact with each other is just as important as what classes are.
References to where old concepts are taught elsewhere in the text (a wish I have for all text books)
One of the finest quality texts I have been forced to use by my college thus far. If I dive deeper into Java, I will give the comprehensive version a look. Daniel Liang is highly recommended from here on out.
As for the publisher, they are very, very strict with access to their MyProgrammingLab nonsense (which is an awfully-designed site, I might add) - my scratch-off code for access was still intact when I purchased the book, but I was unable to access the MyProgrammingLab and had to purchase access separately. If you're buying this book and need access to that site, make sure you're buying the book brand new.
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But I find it intriguing that Liang's book omits all mention of Enums - enumeration...Read more