COVER_FRONTLearn to Think Like a Programmer.

Thoroughly revised for the latest version of Java, this book explains basic concepts in a clear and explicit way that takes very seriously one thing for granted—that the reader knows nothing about computer programming.

Addressed to anyone who has no prior programming knowledge or experience, but a desire to learn programming with Java, it teaches the first thing that every novice programmer needs to learn, which is Algorithmic Thinking. Algorithmic Thinking involves more than just learning code. It is a problem-solving process that involves learning how to code.

This edition contains all the popular features of the previous edition and adds a significant number of exercises, as well as extensive revisions and updates. Apart from Java’s arrays, it now also covers hashmaps, while a brand new section provides an effective introduction to the next field that a programmer needs to work with, which is Object Oriented Programming (OOP).

This book has a class course structure with questions and exercises at the end of each chapter so you can test what you have learned right away and improve your comprehension. With 250 solved and 450 unsolved exercises, 475 true/false, about 150 multiple choice, and 200 review questions and crosswords (the solutions and the answers to which can be found on the Internet), this book is ideal for

  • novices or average programmers, for self-study
  • high school students
  • first-year college or university students
  • teachers
  • professors
  • anyone who wants to start learning or teaching computer programming using the proper conventions and techniques


(*) Tested on amazon Kindle e-reader (8th Generation), Kindle for PC and Kindle for Android. It looks quite messy on Kindle Cloud Reader.  If you encounter any problem on your device send me a message, including your e-reader’s model and any screenshots or photos (if possible).


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Customer Reviews (for 2nd Edition)


Really well explained with tons of review exercises progressively throughout and at the end of each sub/chapter. It’s impossible not to fully absorb the information so that you’re confident writing algorithms in Java!

I feel very confident that with the help of this book to master the fundamentals I will progress on and eventually be able to do the career switch that I might have given up on had I not found the thorough teachings by this author.

The author is an excellent teacher!


Customer Reviews (for 1st Edition)

THE Best Java for complete beginners!

Really the best introductory Java book I ever have read!!!! Hope the authors can write more computer books like Advanced Java and more! I am able to pick up coding easily just by reading your books 🙂
Appreciate it lots that the authors have produced such a masterpiece of writing! 🙂


Dr Ch. P. K.

The book is brilliant in every way – it’s a page – turner and it follows a natural path of true learning. It’s different from Murach’s Beggining Java with Netbeans – it actually complements it the best way possible. They both use Netbeans which is great for people who are just starting their JAVA experience. Bravo!