Tony Gaddis is the principal author of theStarting Out With . . . series of textbooks. Tony has twenty years of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. He is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College –Teacher of the Year” and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The Starting Out With . . . series includes introductory books covering Programming Logic and Design, C++, Java, MicrosoftÂ Visual Basic, C#Â, Python, and Alice, all published by Pearson Addison-Wesley.