Murach's Java Programming (6th Edition) (Paperback)
If you want to learn Java programming but don't know where to start, this is the right book for you. From the first page, our unique self-paced approach will help you build competence and confidence in your programming skills, even if you're completely new to programming.
But this isn't just a book for beginners Our self-paced approach also works for experienced programmers, helping you learn Java faster and better than you've ever learned a language before. By the time you're through, you will have mastered all of the Java skills that are needed on the job, including the skills for developing object-oriented applications that use a graphical user interface (GUI) and a database.
To make this possible, section 1 of this book presents a 9-chapter course that gets anyone off to a great start building object-oriented applications in Java. Then, the next 3 sections build on that base by presenting more on object-oriented programming, the essentials for developing GUIs, and additional skills that every professional Java programmer should have, including how to work with a database.