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How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: is it for general public reading?

 
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Hi Allen B. Downey & Chris Mayfield,

All the very best for the success of your book. Couple of questions:

1. Is this book meant only to be used for an undergrad Java course or is it for general public reading?
2. How does your book different from other zillions of books on beginning Java programming?
3. Does the contents of the book align to OCAJP 8 certification?

Best regards,
Ganesh
 
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I personaly would like to know if this book covers generics and collection stuff in Java?
 
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Hi Ganesh,

1. It's intended for general public reading, however many faculty (including myself) find it useful in both undergrad and high school courses.

2. See the preface; I would say the main differences are its conciseness and emphasis on vocabulary. You can read a chapter in 30-45 min.

3. We did not target the OCAJP 8 certification directly, but I would be interested in seeing what content would be useful in future editions.

--Chris
 
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Peter,

The book does not cover generics and collections, other than a brief introduction to ArrayList for solving a specific problem.

--Chris
 
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