Objects First With Java - A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

Barnes, David J. and Kölling, Michael (2006) Objects First With Java - A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ. Prentice Hall / Pearson Education, 520 pp. ISBN 0-13-197-629X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The book has a very clear identity. It takes a truly objects first approach to teaching problem solving using Java. These are complicated concepts so the book uses the development environment BlueJ to help the student’s understanding. BlueJ has a strong emphasis on visualization and interaction techniques, and allows the students to manipulate objects and call methods as a first exercise. BlueJ is free and freely available, and has been developed specifically for teaching. The book is loaded with projects so that the student can really get a grip on actually solving problems; and it takes a “spiral approach”, introducing a topic in a simple context early on, then revisiting it later in the book to deepen understanding. It also comes with a CD containing JDK, BlueJ, a BlueJ tutorial and code for all the projects. The website contains style guide for all examples, PowerPoints for lecturers and also a Solutions Manual.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: David Barnes
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 14:51
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14491 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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