My C# book, Starting out with C#, co-authored with Tony Gaddis will be published around the middle of the this month.
I am currenty working on a Java book with Tony which will be out in May..
I look forward to hear your comments about them.
I also wanted to say, I probably wont be posting as much as I use to (although I really don't post much allready) My time has become very tight.
We hired a new instructor that teaches programming- primarily C and C++. So she will be taking a stab at teaching C in the future.
I will stay away from C , for a while, and stick with C++, C# and Java.
If you are curious here is how the grades broke down for the C classes I taught last year: A, B, C, D, F and Withdraws, totals
Section 1 2 4 2 2 2 10 22
Percent 9% 18% 9% 9% 9% 45% 100%
Section 1 4 5 2 0 1 0 12
Percent 33% 42% 17% 0% 8% 0% 100%
Section 1 3 4 2 2 3 3 17
Percent 18% 24% 12% 12% 18% 18% 100%
Also, the publisher reports that C++ books are declining while Java and C# are increasing (in popularity in Academia).
Now, that is not saying C/C++ will go away, but in Academia and publishing world- Java and C# are replacing C/C++ in popularity, just as 10-15 years ago Pascal was king.
I truly hope all of you will keep an open mind- and at least look at learning more than just C or C++. Once again, C++ does still rule in industry and in game programming..., but I can tell you in academia the Java and C# will continue to rule.
We are looking for someone who would like to help co-author a java textbook. Now you must be willing and serious about this...
Before going forward. Why post Java here in C/C++ board?
1.Most of our contacts in Java world, are busy with other java projects.
2. To get some newbies involved-espically those willing to try something new.
3. To make a point about Java- once again it is here to stay and in this world Java and C# (programming languages now) are the leaders- not C/C++.
If serious about this- post here or email me (which some you can find) and I will forward your email to the people above me who make these decisions. They would then contact you with more information.
I will check in for the next week about this. Otherwise, like I said I won't be around as much.
Thanks- good luck to all of you.
Hey, Prelude if you are listening- I think you would be perfect for this project. If you are willing to write about Java instead of C/C++