Our required textbook for CSE 143X this quarter will be the following (this is the same textbook that was used in CSE 142):

Reges/Stepp. Building Java Programs: A Back to Basics Approach, 3rd edition. ISBN 978-0133360905

This required book was written specifically for this course and makes a valuable supplement to the lecture presentations. The book contains the problems we will assign you each week before your discussion section.

The book may also be available on course reserve at the UW Engineering Library. If the book is not available on reserve, please contact the instructor.

How To Purchase

Physical Copy

Students can purchase the textbook from the UW Bookstore. The book is also available to be ordered online from online retailers such as the following:

Digital Copy

For a reduced cost, students can buy the textbook online from Pearson Publishing's "CourseSmart" web system at the following address. But please note that the digital copy "expires" after roughly 180 days, after which it can no longer be used.

Older Editions of the Textbook

If you see a book with our book's title but a different ISBN available for sale online (probably used), this is not the correct textbook. It is likely either the previous "1st edition", "2nd edition" or an even older "preliminary custom edition" version of the book that was used in past years. These older versions of the book do not contain all of the content from the correct course textbook. We will assign problems out of the 3rd edition. The 2nd, 1st and preliminary custom editions are not suitable for CSE 143X this quarter; we do not suggest using them as your textbook for the course this quarter. You will need to have access to the 3rd edition to do your weekly problems.

Books on Reserve at the Library

A small number of copies of our textbook may be available from the Engineering library or the Odegaard library on campus. You might be able to check them out for short periods to work on problems, but this may not be a reliable strategy long-term as your only access to a textbook. See the following links:

Online Problems

We have written a web application called Practice-It that allows you to write solutions to lots of our Java practice problems. You can type in your solution and submit it to the server to be tested. You will receive feedback about whether your code succeeds or fails.

Video Notes

New copies of the textbook come with an access code to watch "Video Notes." These videos supplement the lecture and book material by walking through more examples in detail. You can access the video notes at the Pearson VideoNotes web site.

Supplemental Materials

Here are some new resources related to the textbook and to the material of this course: