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Computing Concepts with Java 2: Essentials. Author: Cay S. Horstmann This unique book teaches you the fundamental concepts of good computer. It is organized and designed to accompany Computing Concepts with Java. Essentials, 3rd. ed., and Big Java, both by Cay Horstmann and published by John . 1. Computer Science as an AP. Subject. Who Takes AP Courses? 2. Welcome to the Web page for. Computing Concepts with Java Essentials, 3rd Edition. {short description of image}. Cay S. Horstmann · San Jose State University.

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The book uses its own package of classes which teach the student nothing of real Java. Please try again later. Want to Read saving…. Henk Poley added it Apr 16, Ema Jones marked it as to-read Nov 20, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Computing concepts with Java 2 essentials.

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It keeps reasonably upto date with the latest java version and presentation trends pages are so full of color that reading it reminds me of a kid’s birthday party. After using this book, I found that Cincepts had to start all over again when I wanted to learn Java, and it took me several months to essetials the material in this book. To ask other readers questions about Computing Concepts with Java 2 Essentialsplease sign up. Customers who bought this item also bought. Java 2 improvements are found throughout the text, making the exposition of many topics simpler and more compuhing.


Java 2 improvements are found throughout the text, making the exposition computibg many topics simpler and more logical. Waseem Haq marked it as to-read May 01, So, exploiting the enthusiasm of the student buying his new textbooks I know how it feels I have been there myself or just the plain fact that it can be imposed as required reading in some classes this text is oversold at almost double its real market value.

Computing Concepts with Java Essentials

I can picture a student’s first day in a co-op placement. Computing concepts with Java 2 essentials Cay S.

Would recommend for beginners and students who are interested in learning Java. The author literally interupts his own sentences and sections with dozens of “Random facts,” “Productivity Hints,” “Advanced Topics,” and many more of these callouts. I use this text for an AP Computer Science course, and find it to be one of the most confusing books on the topiic of Java and Computer Science.

In most of my textbooks, this is rather easy. Sulejman added it Jan 13, I already had a fair bit of programming experience, although this was vomputing first actual class.

BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 01, Marco rated it liked it Nov 22, I find this disgusting. In my opinion, it confuses you to what is going on and you have to “unthink” what you’ve learned to actually progress with another book. Excellent workbook for High School students. That is not constructive. As a computer science major, I used this book in an introductory programming course.


I think that she should take the next logical step, and replace this turkey.

Computing Concepts with Java Essentials

Sure I can program Java, just let me install these third-party classes so my pseudo-code will compile, then I’ll get started writing programs that no-one but me and Cay Horstmann will understand, and will probably ohrstmann with the next update of the Java JDK. No trivia or quizzes yet. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

When was the last time a Java program from a website asked you to type three numbers and press return? I suggest you do the same.

Computing Concepts with Java 2 Essentials

I understand that the goal of the book is to teach programming and not a specific language, but this book does not successfully do that when it doesn’t tell you what is going on.

That is not constructive. The classes supplied with the book allow students to write programs that operate like command-line Unix programs from 20 years ago, and only interact with the user through the debugger’s console window.

Joe Thomas marked it as to-read Sep 03,