Big Java: Early Objects, 7th Edition, (PDF) focuses on the basics of effective learning and is suitable for a two-semester introduction to programming sequence. This text needs no prior programming experience and only a modest amount of high school algebra. Classes and objects from the standard library are used where appropriate in early sections with coverage on object-oriented design starting in Chapter 8. This step by step approach allows students to use objects throughout their study of the core algorithmic topics, without teaching bad ways that must be unlearned later. The second half includes algorithms and data structures at a level suitable for beginning java students.
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Choosing the enhanced eTextbook format enables students to develop their coding skills using targeted, progressive interactivities designed to integrate with the eTextbook. All sections include built-in activities, programming exercises, open-ended review exercises and projects to help students practice programming and build confidence. These activities go far beyond one-dimensional multiple-choice questions and animations. They have been designed to direct college students along a learning path for mastering the complexities of programming. Students show comprehension of programming structures, then practice programming with simple steps in scaffolded settings, and lastly write complete, automatically graded programs.
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