Best-selling author Walt Savitch offers students a comprehensive introduction of the java programming language. The hallmark feature of his accessible writing style is predominate in this text, along with the needed tools and java topics for novice and experienced programmers to master the java language. In this second edition he takes full advantage of the new java 5.0 features and incorporates the new Scanner class, automatic boxing and unboxing, System.out.pintf for formatting output and enhanced for loop. There is comprehensive coverage of generic types, including how to define classes with type parameters, collection classes done as generic classes, and linked lists done with type parameters. Pedagogical features are integrated throughout including: pitfalls, programming tips, and self-test exercises and answers. This book is appropriate for introductory courses covering Java and intermediate programming courses introducing Java to students familiar with another language.
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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