Tony Gaddis，s accessible，step-by-step presentation helps beginning students understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and the Java programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the "how" and the "why" —but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is both gradual and highly accessible，ensuring that students understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs.In Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Objects，Gaddis looks at objects—the fundamentals of classes and methods—before covering procedural programming. As with all Gaddis texts，clear and easy-to-read code listings，concise and practical real-world examples，and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter.
1.Procedural programming?ontrol structures and methods?s covered before objects ensuring that students understand fundamental programming and problem-solving concepts.
2.The Third Edition is fully compatible with both Java(J2SE)
5.0 and the new version，Java
3.A clear and student-friendly writing style with stepped-out explanations motivates beginning programmers.
4.Concise，practical，and real-world examples that students understand and relate to are included to foster motivation and retention.
5.A variety of exercises in each chapter encourages students the chance to put concepts to work as they are learned.
6.Each new copy of the Third Edition comes with a Student Resource Disk that includes source code，appendices，case studies，JDK
6.0，NetBeans IDE，jGrasp IDE，TextPad Eclipse and DrJava.
7. MyCodeMate，available for the Third Edition, is a Web-based，textbook-specific homework tool and programming resource for an introduction to programming course. It provides a wide range of tools that students can use to help them learn programming concepts, prepare for tests，and earn better grades in the introductory programming course. Students can work on programming problems from this text or homework problems created by their professors，and receive guided hints with page references and English explanations of compiler errors. Instructors can assign textbook-specific or self-created homework problems，preset style attributes，view students？code and class compiler error logs，and track homework completion. A complimentary subscription is offered when an access code is ordered packaged with a new copy of this text. Subscriptions may also be purchased online. For more information visit www.myCodeMate.com.
8. The Third Edition includes features of Java?SE 6 that are applicable to a CS1 course，including material on Splash Screen Support.
9. An appendix，Getting Started with Alice，presents an overview of the Alice programming environment.
10. The Scanner class is used for Input and Output.
11. A student-friendly interior design supports the Gaddis teacing methodology.