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in two editions: https://math.hws.edu/javanotes uses JavaFX for GUI
programming, and https://math.hws.edu/javanotes-swing uses Swing.
Introduction to Programming Using Java, Eighth Edition
Version 8.1.3, August 2021
(Minor update of Version 8.0 from December 2018;
very minor update of Version 8.1 from July 2019)
Author: David J. Eck (email@example.com)
WELCOME TO the Eighth Edition of Introduction to Programming Using Java, a free, on-line textbook on introductory programming, which uses Java as the language of instruction. This book is directed mainly towards beginning programmers, although it might also be useful for experienced programmers who want to learn something about Java. It is not meant to provide complete coverage of the Java language.
The eighth edition requires Java 8 or later, and it uses JavaFX for GUI programming. Version 8.1.3 is a small update of Version 8.0. This version briefly covers some of the new features added to Java after Java 8, and it makes it clearer how to use this book with Java 11 and later. Earlier editions of the book are still available. See the preface for links to older editions.
You can the download this web site for use on your own computer. PDF, e-book, and print versions of the textbook are also available. Links can be found at the bottom of this page.
Readers are strongly encouraged to try out the sample programs as they read the book! You can download the source code separately or as part of the web site using the links below. See the README file for information about how to compile and run the examples.
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