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Welcome to Programming Fundamentals with Java.

This book is a compilation of material that I have published over the years for the benefit of those students who desire to enroll in my beginning OOPcourse but who don't have the required prerequisite knowledge for that course. If you fall in that category, or if you just want to get a good introduction tocomputer programming, you may find this material useful.

Even if you have completed a programming fundamentals course in another language, or you have considerable programming experience in another language, you maystill find this material useful as an introduction to the Java programming languageand its syntax.

In case you decide that you don't need to study the material in this group of modules, you may still find it useful to take a look at the following threemodules. These three modules will show you how to configure your computer and get started programming in Java.

You may also find it useful to search the web for and study a few tutorials on the Windows "command prompt" as well as a few tutorials on Windows batchfiles. Here are a couple of possibilities that I found with a rudimentary search:

If you are using a different operating system, you may need to find similar tutorials that match up with the operating system that you areusing.

Most of the topics in this Book are divided into two modules -- a primary module and a review module. The review modules contain review questions and answers keyed tothe material in the primary modules.

In addition to the modules contained in this group, you will find several of my other tutorials on programming fundamentals at Obg0510: Programming Fundamentals . Those tutorials are still in their original html format and you may need to goto the Legacy Site to access them fully. They are awaiting conversion to cnxml, which is a requirement for publishing them as modules oncnx.org.

As you work your way through the modules in this group, you should prepare yourself for the more challenging ITSE 2321 OOP tracks identified below:

The DrJava IDE and the Java Development K It

In order to work with the material in this group of Programming Fundamentals modules, you will need access to Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK) . You will also need access to a text editor, preferably one that is tailored to the creation of Java programs. One suchfreely available text editor is named DrJava .

However, DrJava is more than just a text editor. It is an Integrated Development Environment ((IDE) that is designed for use by students learning how to program in the Java programming language. Irecommend it for use with this group of Programming Fundamentals modules.

See A Quick Start Guide to DrJava for instructions on downloading and installing both the DrJava IDE and Oracle'sJava Development Kit (JDK) .

The Quick Start Guide also provides instructions for using the DrJava IDE.


This section contains a variety of miscellaneous information.

Housekeeping material
  • Module name: Jb0103 Preface to Programming Fundamentals with Java
  • File: Jb0103.htm
  • Published: 11/22/12

Financial : Although the Connexions site makes it possible for you to download a PDF file for thismodule at no charge, and also makes it possible for you to purchase a pre-printed version of the PDF file, you should beaware that some of the HTML elements in this module may not translate well into PDF.

I also want you to know that, I receive no financial compensation from the Connexions website even if you purchase the PDF version of the module.

In the past, unknown individuals have copied my modules from cnx.org, converted them to Kindle books, and placed them for sale on Amazon.com showing me as the author. Ineither receive compensation for those sales nor do I know who does receive compensation. If you purchase such a book, please beaware that it is a copy of a module that is freely available on cnx.org and that it was made and published withoutmy prior knowledge.

Affiliation : I am a professor of Computer Information Technology at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.


Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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