Textbook Information


There is a new edition of the text coming out at the beginning of August 2018. Click here for more information:

Title: Learning Java through Alice 3 (3rd Edition)
Authors: Tebring Daly and Eileen Wrigley
ISBN-13: 978-1514278901

This text is in printed in black and white to keep the cost down and can be purchased from Amazon or from the CreateSpace publisher directly:

Changes from the second to the third edition:
Third Edition Changes

Textbook Approach

This book is designed for students wanting to learn fundamental programming concepts. No previous programming experience is required. All of the software used in this text are available to download.

Please click the following link to download the Data Files for the chapter exercises and assignments:   Data Files

PowerPoint Slides

The slides for the chapters are listed below:.

Chapter 0 |  Chapter 1 |  Chapter 2 |  Chapter 3 |  Chapter 4 |  Chapter 5 
Chapter 6 |  Chapter 7 |  Chapter 8 |  Chapter 9 |  Chapter 10

Please click the following link to download ALL of the PowerPoint slides for chapters 0-10:   Slides

Sample Chapters

While you are waiting for your copy of the textbook to arrive in the mail, you can get started with the first couple of chapters: Sample Chapters

Tutorial Videos

A few of the first hands-on projects/exercises in the text were recorded and posted to Screencast. Please click on the link to view the videos. You do not need to watch these videos, since all of the content is in the textbook. This is an extra resource for students who would like a visual walk-through of some of the exercises:

Textbook Errata

If you notice any errors in this text or have any suggestions, please email

Please click on the following link to view the known errata: Textbook Errata