Java For Kids – A Computer Programming Tutorial

Java For Kids – A Computer Programming Tutorial

Java For Kids - A Computer Programming Tutorial

JAVA FOR KIDS is a beginning programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Java application. Students learn about project design, object-oriented programming, console applications, graphics applications and many elements of the Java language. Numerous examples are used to demonstrate every step in the building process. The tutorial also includes several detailed computer projects for students to build and try. These projects include a

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3 thoughts on “Java For Kids – A Computer Programming Tutorial

  1. 4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A fantastic introduction, September 15, 2013
    By 
    Greg

    This review is from: Java For Kids – A Computer Programming Tutorial (Paperback)
    I worked through the Java for Kids book and exercises when I was in the fourth grade and it was the first experience I had with programming. It introduced me to the subject and inspired me. Since then, I’ve continued to be deeply involved in computer science. During high school, in addition to working on various mobile apps, I worked with on the team that developed FIRST Robotics Java library that is now used by over 5000 teams around the world every year. I am currently a sophomore studying computer science at Cornell University and the head of development at Rosie Applications Inc, a startup company that won the Startup Labs Syracuse competition. Java for Kids was a fantastic first introduction to a subject that I love.

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  2. 2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    A poor book for kids and not at all as advertised, January 13, 2014
    By 
    Eric (Seattle WA) –

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    This review is from: Java For Kids – A Computer Programming Tutorial (Paperback)
    If you want a programming book for kids, you might want something with illustrated concepts, attention-keeping formatting, and definitely not just a barrage of text and details, right? And reading the description of this book, you might think this is it. But it’s not at all.

    First about the deceptive part: it says it uses “a combination of over 400 pages of FULL-COLOR notes” (in bold in the description!) That’s just nonsense. The only full color is a few scattered pages showing graphics output. There are also scattered screenshot snippets with a blue title bar and occasional color within. That’s it for color. Period. The bulk of the pages are simply black text on a white background. We could see this before buying it if they supported Amazon’s “Look Inside” for this book, but they don’t.

    So if you were expecting something colorful and fun to engage the kids and make the concepts clearer, that’s not this book. In fact there’s very little formatting. The book is largely a long stream of text with interspersed Java code, page after page. The lines are widely spaced, maybe that’s what they mean when they say it’s for kids.

    For kids (early teenagers?) I’d also expect the lessons to quickly and repeatedly get hands-on, eg try this and then explain it. Most kids don’t have the patience to read and understand pages of text without actually interacting with it.

    In short and most importantly, there’s nothing here that makes this a more effective entry for kids to learn programming.

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  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    Software is no longer supported, January 28, 2014
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    J. Smith (Gilbert, AZ) –
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    This review is from: Java For Kids – A Computer Programming Tutorial (Paperback)
    The book is fine, but you have to realize that the software package that is used in the book “JCreator” is no longer supported. You can get a free 30 day trial, but need to send an extra $35 for registration afterwards in order to continue to use it. I wish I would have known this would be an extra price for learning, in addition to the book. Unfortunately, the server that verifies your registration no longer functions, and according to Wikipedia has been offline since late 2013. I find it frustrating that the registration system works just well enough to take your money, but not well enough to let you use the software after the trial period. You can try using the Netbeans IDE instead of JCreator, but a rank beginner may get bogged down with the software differences when trying to develop his first program.

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