WELCOME TO Introduction to Programming Using Java, the fourth edition of a free, on-line textbook on introductory programming, which uses Java as the language of instruction. Previous versions have been used as a textbook for an introductory programming class at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. See http://math.hws.edu/eck/cs124/ for information about this course. This on-line book contains Java applets, many of which require Java 1.3 or higher. To see these applets, you will need a Web browser that uses a recent version of Java. To learn more, please read the preface.
© 2002 and 2004, David J. Eck. This is a free textbook. There are no restrictions on using or redistributing or posting on the web a complete, unmodified copy of this material. There are some restrictions on modified copies. To be precise: Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no invariant sections, front cover text, or back cover text.
The most recent version of this book is always available, at no charge, for downloading and for on-line use at the Web address http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/. The previous edition, which covered Java 1.1, can be found at http://math.hws.edu/eck/cs124/javanotes3/.
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Please Note: This is the Fourth Edition of this textbook.
Many applets in this version require Java 1.3 or higher.|
The Third Edition, which only requires Java 1.1, is still available at:
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