Informatics 42 • Winter 2008 • David G. Kay• UC Irvine
Each of these references supplements the course
material in some way. They're not required unless we say otherwise.
If you'd like to suggest additions to this page, please feel free.
- Java textbooks: Some students have found full-length textbook introductions to Java helpful
- Java Concepts, fifth edition, or Big Java, third edition, by Cay Horstmann (Wiley)
- Head First Java, second edition, by Sierra and Bates (O'Reilly)
- Java practice problems:
- javabat.com provides scores of simple practice programming problems, categorized by type. Enter your solution and it will test it for you.
- Java IDEs: Software to help you write your
This is the most popular open-source professional Java development environment.
It does a lot; it's very complex; it's highly configurable.
Developed at Rice University in Houston, it's very roughly a Java version
of DrScheme. (The DrScheme project started at Rice, also, but now the DrJava
and DrScheme groups are entirely separate. DrScheme's Java component,
ProfessorJ, doesn't support full Java yet.)
Another student-oriented development environment. It lets you organize
your class hierarchy graphically.
Shorter documents about various aspects of
- Comparing programming languages: An eclectic list of informal references.
- The Informatics faculty has compiled a far-ranging
list of books
they have found particularly influential.
David G. Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org