Objects First with Java A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

ISBN-10: 0136060862
ISBN-13: 9780136060864
Edition: 4th 2009
List price: $122.00
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Description: With its emphasis on visualization and interaction techniques, the BlueJ development environment helps users grasp the complicated concepts of class structure. Unlike most books on the subject, this volume uses BlueJ to get readers started on  More...

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Book details

List price: $122.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/22/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

With its emphasis on visualization and interaction techniques, the BlueJ development environment helps users grasp the complicated concepts of class structure. Unlike most books on the subject, this volume uses BlueJ to get readers started on object-oriented programming from day one so they donrsquo;t have to switch thought processes midstream.Uses a ldquo;spiral approachrdquo; that introduces a topic in a simple context early on, then revisits it later to increase understanding. Offers an abundance of projects for hands-on practice. Is organized around software development tasks versus the language features; does not cover traditional topics like control structures.A useful reference for programmers.

David Barnes is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. He has been teaching introductory programming for over 25 years, and has practical experience of a wide range of programming languages. He has been teaching object-oriented programming in Java for over 10 years. David is passionate about the excitement that is inherent in computer science and is actively involved in promoting it as a subject area to high-school children. In addition to computing education, his main research is in the area of software engineering.Michael K�lling is a Senior Lecturer at the Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. He holds a PhD in computer science from Sydney University, and has worked in Australia, Denmark and the UK. Michael's research interests are in the areas of object-oriented systems, programming languages, software tools, computing education. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics. Michael is one of the developers of BlueJ and, more recently, the Greenfoot platform.

Foundations of object orientation
Objects and classes
Understanding class definitions
Object interaction
Grouping objects
More sophisticated behavior
Well-behaved objects
Designing classes
Application structures
Improving structure with inheritance
More about inheritance
Further abstraction techniques
Building graphical user interfaces
Handling errors
Designing applications
A case study
Working with a BlueJ project
Java data types
Operators
Java control structures
Running Java without BlueJ
Using the debugger
JUnit unit-testing tools
Teamwork tools
Javadoc
Program style guide
Important library classes
Index

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