Free online Java book by Steve Heller.Is this book for you? If you’re a programmer in a language other than Java, and want to upgrade your skills, then the answer is yes. But what if you have no previous programming experience? In that case, here’s a little quiz that may help you decide:
- Do you want to know how the programs in your computer work inside, and how to write some of your own?
- Are you willing to exert yourself mentally to learn a complex technical subject?
- Do you have a sense of humor?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions and follow through with the effort required, then you will get a lot out of this book.
The common wisdom states that programming is a difficult subject that should be reserved for a small number of specialists. One of the main reasons that I have written this book is that I believe this attitude is wrong; it is possible, and even desirable, for you to learn how programs work and how to write them. Those who don’t understand how computers perform their seemingly magical feats are at an increasing disadvantage in a society ever more dependent on these extraordinary machines.
Table of Contents
- Hardware Fundamentals
- Basics of Programming
- More Basics
- Functional Literacy
- Taking Inventory
- Tying up Loose Ends
- Java Q&A
Publisher: Academic Press
Link: Read online.