Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Objects, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Tony Gaddis  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
1224
Pub.-date
August 2015
ISBN13
9781292110653
ISBN
1292110651
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For courses in computer programming in Java.

Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Objects provides a step-by-step introduction to programming in Java. Gaddis covers procedural programming—control structures and methods—before introducing object-oriented programming, ensuring that students understand fundamental programming and problem-solving concepts.

As with all Gaddis texts, every chapter contains clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, and an abundance of exercises.

Features

Practical organisation helps students grasp important concepts before applying them.

  • Procedural programming is covered before objects, ensuring that students understand fundamental programming and problem-solving concepts.
  • UPDATED! The text has been updated to reflect the latest changes in Java
  • NEW! Chapter 15: Creating GUI Applications with JavaFX and Scene Builder introduces students to JavaFX, the newest way to create GUIs and graphical applications with Java 8. Written as an independent chapter, instructors have the choice to teach it together or separate from chapters on Swing and AWT.
  • NEW! The text now uses string.format instead of DecimalFormat, which allows students to use the same format specifiers and flags as learned with the system.out.printf method.
  • UPDATED! StringTokenizer has been removed from the text. All string tokenizing is now done with the String.split method.
  • NEW! Chapter 10 now introduces students to the @Override annotation and explains how it prevents subtle errors.
  • NEW! A section on Anonymous Inner Classes has been added to the text.
  • REVISED! The introduction to interfaces has been rewritten more clearly and easier to understand.
  • NEW! Material on default methods in interfaces, a new feature of Java 8, has been added to Chapter 10.
  • NEW! Functional interfaces and Lambda expressions are introduced in a new section of Chapter 10 with detailed, step-by-step instructions.

The text uses practical, real world problems and examples to convey major concepts.

  • NEW! Programming problems have been added to many chapters.
  • A variety of exercises in each chapter encourages students to apply key ideas.
  • Example Programs are practical, real-world examples provided in each chapter that test student knowledge of important information.

Pedagogical Features reinforce key ideas throughout the text.

  • In the Spotlight features walk students through the step-by-step design of a problem.
  • Concept Statements begin each chapter by summarising the main focus.
  • Program Outputs follow each example program with a sample of its output to show students how the program functions.
  • Checkpoints are highlighted by checkmark icons and appear throughout each chapter to reinforce students understanding of key chapter topics.

New to this Edition

UPDATED! The text has been updated to reflect the latest changes in Java

  • Chapter 15: Creating GUI Applications with JavaFX and Scene Builder introduces students to JavaFX, the newest way to create GUIs and graphical applications with Java 8. Written as an independent chapter, instructors have the choice to teach it together or separate from chapters on Swing and AWT.
  • The text now uses string.format instead of DecimalFormat, which allows students to use the same format specifiers and flags as learned with the system.out.printf method.
  • UPDATED! StringTokenizer has been removed from the text. All string tokenizing is now done with the String.split method.
  • Chapter 10 now introduces students to the @Override annotation and explains how it prevents subtle errors.
  • A section on Anonymous Inner Classes has been added to the text.
  • REVISED! The introduction to interfaces has been rewritten more clearly and easier to understand.
  • Material on default methods in interfaces, a new feature of Java 8, has been added to Chapter 10.
  • Functional interfaces and Lambda expressions are introduced in a new section of Chapter 10 with detailed, step-by-step instructions.

The text uses practical, real world problems and examples to convey major concepts.

  • Programming problems have been added to many chapters.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Computers and Java
  • 2.  Java Fundamentals
  • 3.  Decision Structures
  • 4.  Loops and Files
  • 5.  Methods
  • 6.  A First Look at Classes
  • 7.  Arrays and the ArrayList Class
  • 8.  A Second Look at Classes and Objects
  • 9.  Text Processing and More about Wrapper Classes
  • 10.  Inheritance
  • 11.  Exceptions and Advanced File I/O
  • 12.  A First Look at GUI Applications
  • 13.  Advanced GUI Applications
  • 14.  Applets and More
  • 15.  Creating GUI Applications with JavaFX and Scene Builder
  • 16.  Recursion
  • 17.  Databases
  • Java Quick Reference
  • Index