The zyBooks Approach
Less text doesn’t mean less learning.
Provides interactive learning of programming foundations and Java. Emphasizes a solid understanding of memory. From the moment variables are introduced, the material shows via animations how variables exist and are updated in memory. The continued showing of memory helps clarify challenging topics like pass-by-copy/reference parameters, object creation, garbage collection, and more. Furthermore, the material includes emphasis on disciplined program development, including incremental development, modular development, and testing/debugging. This material is primarily a re-ordering of the “Programming in Java” zyBook to support an early objects introduction, with a few sections added to improve content flow.
This zyBook can also be mix-and-matched with others, such as with Data Structures Essentials (a popular combination).