Java Foundations: Introduction to Program Design and Data Structures, 4th edition

  • John Lewis
  • Peter DePasquale
  • Joe Chase

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A Concise, Comprehensive Approach to Java Programming

Java Foundations is a comprehensive textbook for introductory programming sequences. The versatile layout supports a two-or three-semester schedule and introduces you to the world of programming—from the basics, to complex data structures. Inspired by the success of their highly successful text, Java Software Solutions, authors Lewis, DePasquale and Chase build a solid framework for lasting comprehension.


The Fourth Edition is updated and revised to keep the content fully up-to-speed while incorporating changes from user feedback. One such revision is maintaining a section on Swing in addition to a separate chapter dedicated to JavaFX. Although JavaFX is slated to replace Swing as the main graphics package in Java, the large amount of existing Swing code will continue to make it relevant for some time to come. The overall flow of the text is redesigned for intuitive progression through programming discussions and problem solving.

Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Data and Expressions

3. Using Classes and Objects

4. Conditionals and Loops

5. Writing Classes

6. Graphical User Interfaces

7. Arrays

8. Inheritance

9. Polymorphism

10. Exceptions

11. Analysis of Algorithms

12. Introduction to Collections—Stacks

13. Linked Structures—Stacks

14. Queues

15. Lists

16. Iterators

17. Recursion

18. Searching and Sorting

19. Trees

20. Binary Search Trees

21. Heaps and Priority Queues

22. Sets and Maps

23. Multi-way Search Trees

24. Graphs

25. Databases

26. Introduction to JavaFX


Appendix A Glossary

Appendix B Number Systems

Appendix C The Unicode Character Set

Appendix D Java Operators

Appendix E Java Modifiers

Appendix F Java Graphics

Appendix G Java Applets

Appendix H Regular Expressions

Appendix I Hashing

Appendix J Java Syntax

Published by Pearson (February 10th 2016) - Copyright © 2017