The textbook itself gets five starts. It does a great job of teaching a beginner programmer. Some of the chapters do seem to reiterate some topics more times than necessary, but perhaps that's the author choosing to err on the side of caution to make sure certain teaching points stick.
Taking online courses for my degree, I read this book pretty much from cover to cover. The book teaches to the beginner without being condescending. It is very well written with a lot of good examples, charts, figures, tables, etc. and tons of review questions throughout each chapter and yet more questions as well as "programming challenges" at the end of each chapter that give you a chance to apply what you've learned.
Having said that, Amazon only gets three stars on this book. If you buy the Kindle version, please note that it is NOT the same as the full print version provided by the link on the full print version's page. This Kindle "Brief Version" has some 200 fewer pages than the actual print version. Having seen the print version's table of contents, I noted that the chapters missing from the Kindle version include the following topics: Exceptions, Linked Lists, Stacks, Queues, Recursion, and Binary Trees. Therefore, if you're a computer science major, you probably want to go ahead and buy the full print version.
Had the Kindle version contained the last five chapters as I initially expected, it would get five stars. Now I know to verify Amazon's links by comparing the ISBN and page counts prior to buying a Kindle version. Live and learn...
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0132774178
- 条形码: 9780132774178
- 商品尺寸: 20.3 x 4.1 x 25.1 cm
- 商品重量: 1.84 Kg
- ASIN: 0132774178
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