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: Early 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.Objects and methods are introduced before procedural programming. The Third Edition is fully compatible with both Java (J2SE) 5.0 and the new version, Java 6.0. A clear and student-friendly writing style with stepped-out explanations simplifies for beginning programmers. Concise, practical, and real-world examples that students understand and relate to foster motivation and retention. A variety of exercises in each chapter encourages students to put concepts to work as they are learned. 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.