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Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Data Structures, 4th edition

  • Tony Gaddis
  • Godfrey Muganda
Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Data Structures

ISBN-13: 9780134787961

Includes: Paperback

4th edition

Published byPearson (March 8th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

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$173.32 $138.66
Free delivery
$173.32 $138.66

What's included

  • Paperback

    You'll get a bound printed text.


For courses in computer programming in Java.


Provide a step-by-step introduction to programming in Java

Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Data Structures provides a step-by-step introduction to programming in Java. This text is designed to be used in a 2 or 3 semester sequence and covers everything from the fundamentals of Java programming to algorithms and data structures. As with all Gaddis texts, every chapter contains clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, and an abundance of exercises. With the 4th Edition, JavaFX has replaced Swing as the standard GUI library for Java in chapters that focus on GUI development. The Swing and Applet material from the previous edition is available online.


Note: This ISBN contains an Access Code on the inside front cover that provides access to the Companion Website at


Table of contents

1. Introduction to Computers and Java

2. Java Fundamentals

3. Decision Structures

4. Loops and Files

5. Methods

6. A First Look at Classes

7. Arrays and the ArrayList Class

8. A Second Look at Classes and Objects

9. Text Processing and More about Wrapper Classes

10. Inheritance

11. Exceptions and Advanced File I/O

12. JavaFX: GUI Programming and Basic Controls

13. JavaFX: Advanced Controls

14. JavaFX: Graphics, Effects, and Media

15. Recursion

16. Sorting, Searching, and Algorithm Analysis

17. Generics

18. Collections and the Stream API

19. Linked Lists

20. Stacks and Queues

21. Binary Trees, AVL Trees, and Priority Queues


Online Appendices

Appendix A: The ASCII/Unicode Characters

Appendix B: Operator Precedence and Associativity

Appendix C: Java Key Words

Appendix D: Installing the JDK and Using the JDK Documentation

Appendix E: Using the javadoc Utility

Appendix F: More about the Math Class

Appendix G: Packages

Appendix H: Working with Records and Random Access Files

Appendix I: Configuring JavaDB and Installing Apache Derby

Appendix J: The QuickSort Algorithm

Appendix K: Named Colors

Appendix L: Answers to Checkpoints

Appendix M: Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions


Online Chapters

Chapter 22: Databases

Chapter 23: A First Look at GUI Applications with Swing

Chapter 24: Advanced Swing GUI Applications

Chapter 25: Applets and More


Online Case Studies

Case Study 1: Calculating Sales Commission

Case Study 2: The Amortization Class

Case Study 3: The PinTester Class

Case Study 4: Parallel Arrays

Case Study 5: The FeetInches Class

Case Study 6: The Serial Number Class

Case Study 7: A Simple Text Editor Application


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