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Re: [K12OSN] Java Textbook!



On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 21:19, Burroughs, Henry wrote:
> Does anyone have recommendations for a good Java Textbook with the following requirements (hopefully not mutally exclusive):
> 
> Cheap for the students (I'm seeing $50-$60 range now)
> Has a teachers manual (solutions, test generator,etc)
> Good for both AP & Introduction to Java classes (hopefully book reuse between courses).
> 
> 
> Any suggesions, or books that even come close to a couple of the things I mentioned would be helpfull!  Thanks so much for your help!
> 
> Henry


I have been using, for 3 years now, Fundamentals of Java second edition,
by Lambert and Osborne.  This book is listed as "Comprehensive"
version.  There is also an introductory and basic version
Comprehensive ISBN 0-619-05962-1 which is hard cover  regular price 93
dollars Canadian so around 60 US  but it has softcover version

available is an ExamView pro cd which has teacher info , manual,
exercise results, etc including a complete set of question banks to make
quizes, tests, etc for printing or in html format for online use, with
automatic grading if using the online version

I like it.  It's forward lists it as being used frequently in Computer
Science level 1 and 2 courses in undergraduate work.

I teach it to Grade 12's.  Next year, we are making it available as AP
course, hopefully, same textbook.


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