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Java Foundations: Introduction To Program Design And Data Structures (2nd Edition) (Lewis)

Inspired by the success of their best-selling introductory programming text, Java Software Solutions, authors Lewis, DePasquale, and Chase now release Java Foundations, Second Edition. This text is a comprehensive resource for instructors who want a two-or three-semester introduction to programming textbook that includes detail on data structures topics. Java Foundations introduces a Software Methodology early on and revisits it throughout to ensure students develop sound program development skills from the beginning. Control structures are covered before writing classes, providing a solid foundation of fundamental concepts and sophisticated topics.

Series: Lewis

Paperback: 912 pages

Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (March 18, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0132128810

ISBN-13: 978-0132128810

Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.4 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Hi, I a Management Information Systems major from Mississippi. I bought the book for Computer Science Level 3 class and I must say I like this book. In the past, I've had Java 6 Illuminated for Computer Science I (good book), then Data Structures and Algorithms (good amount of information but not as user friendly) which was for Computer Science II, and now this book for level 3. I didn't think it was going to get any better than the book I had from Level 1, but I think this one does that. It gives you the basics along with the advanced topics and is very user friendly with the examples included in the book. Instead of chapter after chapter of information crammed into a book without an adequate amount of examples. This is a keeper even after class is over. Great Book!!!

The book is very expensive and provide unclear instructions. I am not a programmer and have very little programming experience. I purchased the book because it was required for a college course. I figured that if I read the book I would be fine. Unfortunately, that was not the case, I was confused in every chapter. The Arthur used jargon that is familiar to seasoned programmers.I have found other books to be more useful than this one. If you have a seasoned programmer, this book may be right for you. If you are not a season programmer or a beginner/novice, I would recommend to look somewhere else.

One of the better books on learning java. It teaches you in a well structured way, the only complaint I have is when it teaches about methods and classes, it sorta blends them into one which I don't think is a good way of teaching that since they are the abstract parts of the book. Since they are the most important parts of the book I will rate it 3/5 stars

This book walks through the basics, and some of the advanced, operations, methods, and classes used in Java programming today.Even with limited computer experience, and zero programming experience, this book is easy enough to follow.There are examples of programs, and even online resources to help one learn what works, what doesn't, and why.Programming is more of an art than a science, but this walks you through the technical aspects in such a way as to not stifle your creativity too much.This book is a great way to learn Java!

I just felt like this is for someone who is already familiar. They made it harder for beginners and did not do step by steps. Hate this book because it is making me fall behind in class. When i view youtube videos i feel like i get more from it. so you already know if you have this class switch out of it and into a class that doesnt require this book, HORRIBLE

I bought this book for my computer programming course. It arrived in about a week. The book was bought used, so there were some markings in it, but still in alright condition. I don't think I'd recommend this book if you're a beginner at programming like myself. Some of the content was difficult to understand even when read over multiple times. I learned better from actually creating programs and observing what the code does rather than just reading about it.Note: google's your best friend if there's still content that's not understood.

Did not help me at all int eh class. I didn't understand what was going on in class to begin with and was hoping this would help me study or something, but it made me even more confused.

Delivered really fast and it's in great condition, however there's really no difference between the fourth and third edition of this book. Just gonna throw that out there

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