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Prentice Hall PTR Publishes New Edition of Bruce Eckel's 'Thinking in Java'

Prentice Hall PTR Publishes New Edition of Bruce Eckel's 'Thinking in Java'

BOSTON, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Prentice Hall PTR today announced the publication of leading Java expert Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java, Fourth Edition. This best-selling title has earned raves from programmers and students worldwide for its extraordinary clarity, careful organization, and small, direct programming examples. From the fundamentals of Java syntax to its most advanced features, "Thinking in Java" is designed to teach, one simple step at a time.

Following the award-winning tradition of the previous editions, Thinking in Java, Fourth Edition is the definitive introduction to Java and object- oriented programming. Eckel has thoroughly updated and revised his classic text for J2SE 5.0, the most enhanced version of the Java language since its inception. This edition boasts 12 new chapters on such critical topics as Generics, Arrays, Enumerated Types, and Annotations, and is organized specifically for teaching both in a classroom and seminar setting. All 23 chapters are packed with examples that have been written to achieve maximum understanding with minimal effort, making Thinking in Java, Fourth Edition, the book for programmers of all levels.

"In addition to being one of the all-time best-selling Java books, Thinking in Java continues to receive the most extraordinary feedback from around the world," said Gregory Doench, Executive Editor, Prentice Hall PTR. "Programmers of all levels find that it delivers a terrific learning experience, and readers who have been eagerly awaiting the new edition will find even more of the clarity and insight that are the hallmarks of all of Bruce's books."

"I feel that this is the by far the best work that I have done to date, said Eckel. "Readers will find a lot of new material, annotations and enumerations. I've also rewritten all the existing material to make it clearer and to add new insights such as design patterns throughout the book. I've worked very hard to make it a book that will not only serve new readers, but will also serve the readers of any of the previous editions."

For more information and a sample chapter, visit http://www.phptr.com/title/0131872486. The book is available through major chain and independent booksellers worldwide and through online vendors at a suggested retail price of US $59.99

About the Author

Bruce Eckel is president of MindView, Inc. which provides public and private training seminars, consulting, mentoring and design reviews in Object- Oriented technology and Design Patterns. He is also the author of Thinking in C++, which won the Software Development Jolt Award for best book of 1995, and has written over 150 articles in addition to giving lectures and teaching seminars throughout the world for over 20 years. He has served as a voting member of the C++ Standards Committee and holds a BS in Applied Physics as well as an MS in Computer Engineering.

About Prentice Hall Professional PTR

Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference is a respected publisher of quality computer science and engineering books and software for technical professionals. It is a business of Pearson Technology Group, the world's largest provider of consumer and professional computer, information technology, engineering and reference content. Pearson Technology Group is part of Pearson Education, the global leader in educational publishing, providing scientifically research-based print and digital programs to help students of all ages learn at their own pace, in their own way. Virtually all students in America learn from a Pearson program at some point in their educational career. In the U.S., nearly 25,000 schools use Pearson technology to help instruct preK-12 students and manage how they are doing. Pearson provides schools customizable services to create, deliver, score and report educational assessments, both in print and online, that help promote learning. The company is home to such renowned publishing brands as Pearson Learning Group, Pearson Digital Learning, Pearson Scott Foresman, Pearson Allyn & Bacon Professional, Pearson Educational Measurement, among others. Pearson Education is part of Pearson , the international media company. In addition to Pearson Education, Pearson's primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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