In the heart of Indianapolis in the mid 1960's, through a twist of fate and fortune, a pretty young girl came to live with a thirty-seven-year-old mother and her seven children. What began as a temporary childcare arrangement between Sylvia Likens's parents and Gertrude Baniszewski turned into a crime that would haunt cops, prosecutors, and a community for decades to come...
When police found Sylvia's emaciated body, with a chilling message carved into her flesh, they knew that she had suffered tremendously before her death. Soon they would learn how many others—including some of Baniszewski's own children—participated in Sylvia's murder, and just how much torture had been inflicted in one HOUSE OF EVIL
The second edition adds new language features and end-of-chapter GUI sections that include
animation. New chapters include an introduction to the Java Collections Framework and
an in-depth treatment of recursion. Two new supplementary chapters on the bookËs companion website describe the JavaFX GUI platform.
Before diving into object-oriented programming (OOP) in Chapter 6, the second edition includes
a Ëmini-chapterË that describes how to write multiple-method programs in a non-OOP environment. Those who want to continue this theme can follow an optional Ëlate objectsË approach by reading two chapters on the bookËs website before returning to OOP in Chapter 6.
Some key features include:
Ë A conversational, easy-to-follow writing style.
Ë Simple GUI programming early, in an optional standalone graphics track.
Ë Well-identified alternatives for altering the book's sequence to fit individual needs.
Ë Well-developed projects in six different academic disciplines, with a handy summary.
Ë Detailed customizable PowerPointTM lecture slides, with icon-keyed hidden notes.
I have used the Dean and Dean book in my Introduction to Java Programming class for the past year. This is an excellent text and I am very happy with it. It is the only text that I have ever used
that always gets positive comments from students on my class evaluations even though there is no question asked about the text. The chapters are well thought out and the coverage is complete.
The progression from topic-to-topic is masterful, and the writing is exceptionally clear and at
the perfect level for an introductory Java class.
Ë Ralph Duffy, South Seattle Community College