Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Reges, Stuart. Building Java programs: a back to basics approach / Stuart Reges, Marty Stepp.—2nd ed. Please see our supplements for the 4th edition. If you have an older edition of the book, you can still see the supplements pages for the 3rd edition or 2nd edition. Authors’ web site for Building Java Programs, a textbook designed for use in a first Java programming problems online); PowerPoint slides for 2nd edition, by .

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I will be switching my classes to this book. He is also co-author of Building Java Programs: Files Lab 7, Chapter 7: A Back to Basics Approach, 2e. A new appendix describes language details not covered in the chapters such as enumerated types and packages. The eText app also doesn’t work on iPhones so if, like me, you were hoping to access the eText for reading while commuting rather than carry this beast of a book around, you are out of luck.

Our book is also problem-centered. If You’re a Student Additional order info. Instructor resource file download The work is protected by local and international copyright laws and is provided solely for the use of instructors in teaching their courses and assessing student learning.


Kindle is a great experience for readers, but whenever I see “e-textbook” as the format, I have reservations about buying, mostly because of my experience with this book. I had to actually buy supplemental books for my programming course just to be able to understand the material as this book was so confusing and unhelpful.

The 5th edition will see major updates to reflect the new features of Java such as the JShell read-evaluate-print tool. Student Resources Answers for all self-check problems appear in Appendix A.

Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach, by Stuart Reges and Marty Stepp

English Choose a language for shopping. See all customer images. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Please visit Pearson’s official site for Building Java Programs: This book is full of useful information, but sometimes I found the structuring a bit weird. The authors intentionally produce ‘buggy’ programs to demonstrate common errors.

Finally, our book is layered in the early chapters so that students don’t become overwhelmed. This is a VERY nice book. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? rgees

Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach, 2nd Edition

The password is never given out to students. I like the carefully done examples [and] that previous examples are repeated so the reader doesn’t have to page back to find it. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


Sign In We’re sorry! This textbook is designed for use in a first course in computer science. I’ve been following along, and I’m not impressed: It is a well written book that prorgams on the basics of learning a programming language without getting lost among “hot” topics like OO, IDE’s, or GUI’s.

It really goes into the right amount of details into some sections that can be really confusing. Or, of course – you can buy another copy digital copy. Personally, I find the chapter very difficult to follow along with because of the progras teaching methods the authors chose to use.

Exam Prep Problems up through Chapter 9 Old versions: Our book uses a ” back to basics ” approach that stresses fundamentals first. The work is protected by local and international copyright laws and is provided solely for the use of instructors in teaching their courses and assessing student learning.

Rebalancing of object coverage.

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