Absolute Java, Volume 1

Front Cover
Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2004 - Computers - 1066 pages
1 Review
Absolute Java offers complete coverage of the Java programming language. Written by Walt Savitch, one of the most widely read authors in the area of programming, it provides all the tools necessary for experienced and novice programmers to master Java, including thorough coverage of the Java Library, complete and fully executable code throughout, sections highlighting programming tips and common pitfalls, and a logical order of coverage of Java topics in order for students to better understand the language. The book is appropriate for introductory courses covering Java, intermediate programming courses introducing Java to students familiar with another language, or as a reference for students and industry professionals.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - fullerenedream - LibraryThing

Absolute Java works better as a reference than a textbook. Jargon is sometimes used on one page and not defined until several pages later! Read full review


Getting Started
Objects and Methods
Class Loader

52 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Walter Savitch is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of California-San Diego. He received his PhD in mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1969. Since that time he has been on the faculty of the University of California-San Diego (UCSD). He served as director of the UCSD Interdisciplinary PhD program in cognitive science for over ten years. He has served as a visiting researcher at the computer science departments of the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and has been a visiting scholar at the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam.
Kenrick Mock is an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. He has also taught at Washington Stat University, Portland State University, and the University of California-Davis. He teaches undergraduate computer science courses across the curriculum including introductory C++, Java(TM), Visual Basic(R) for non-programmers, algorithms, computer security, and artificial intelligence. With the Coastal Marine Institute at UAA, he helped develop a computer system to aid in research about Alaska sea ice and the atmosphere. Before becoming a teacher, Mock was a research scientist and software engineer at Intel(TM). He received a PhD in computer science from UC Davis.

Bibliographic information