[Tutor] New Introductory Book

bhaaluu bhaaluu at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 13:40:37 CET 2007

Many books have the source code available for download somewhere,
or even a sample chapter? Are the examples in the book complete
programs, or are they snippets illustrating a concept? If the programs
are complete, what type of programs are they (business, science, other)?
Does the source code work with GNU/Linux, or is it for MS-Windows only?
b h a a l u u at g m a i l dot c o m

On Nov 6, 2007 6:15 PM, Michael H. Goldwasser <goldwamh at slu.edu> wrote:
> Thanks to the many voices supporting our decision to post to Tutor.
> We only posted to the most directly relevant mailing lists (announce,
> tutor, edusig).  As an introductory book, it seemed quite appropriate
> for tutor.
> In fact, the topic of our (developing) book was raised in a thread on
> Tutor this past August 9/10th. Ironically, the topic at that time is
> the same as that raised by Chris Calloway's question today, about the
> $102 list price.
> The discrepency is because this is being published primarily as an
> academic book through Prentice Hall's Education line (as opposed to
> the Prentice Proffessional label that publishes books such as Wesley
> Chun's Core Python Programming).  I'm not on the business side, so I
> don't know that I understand all the factors; could be a combination
> of the captive audience together with a lot of additional money spent
> on sending review copies to educators and sending representatives to
> campuses.  In any event, we believe that the book can be quite useful
> outside the traditional classroom for new programmers or those new to
> object-oriented programming.
> Best regards,
> Michael

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