Learning to Program with Alice

ISBN-10: 0132122472
ISBN-13: 9780132122474
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $101.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Learning to Program with Alice, 3e is appropriate for all one-semester pre-CS1 and computer literacy courses, and for integration into the first weeks of many introductory CS1 courses.Alice was designed to make programming concepts easier to teach and learn. in the Third Edition of Learning to Program with Alice, Alice's creators offer a complete full-color introduction To The interactive Alice 2.2 programming environment. the authors make extensive use of program visualization to establish an easy, intuitive relationship between program constructs And The 3D graphics animation action in Alice. Students discover how Alice blends traditional problem-solving techniques with Hollywood-style storyboarding. Fundamental object-oriented programming concepts and language syntax are taught independently. Programming concepts can be taught from either an objects-first or an objects-early approach, with an optional early introduction to events. the book's Java-like syntax allows students to view their program code, simplifying their transitions to Java, C++, C#, or other object-oriented languages. This new edition includes over 60% revised exercises and a "sneak peek" at Alice 3.0.

Stephen Cooper is the editor of John Fante's "The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959". He is Professor of English & Film at California State University at Long Beach. He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife & their two children.

Computer science professor Randy Pausch was born on October 23, 1960. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He was a member of the computer science faculty at the University of Virginia from 1988 to 1997 and spent a 1995 sabbatical working at Walt Disney Imagineering's Virtual Reality Studio before joining the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University. He was the co-founder of the Entertainment Technology Center and created the innovative educational software tool known as Alice that enables novices to create 3-D computer animations using a drag-and-drop interface. In September 2007, he gave a lecture entitled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, which was videotaped, found success on the Internet, and lead to a best-selling book entitled The Last Lecture. He died due to complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.

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