Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006 - Computers - 480 pages
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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.

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Review: Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ (3rd Edition)

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Review: Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ (3rd Edition)

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I started off entranced by the prospect of teaching my students to program based on object-oriented design, which holds a lot more computer science credibility and appeal than the traditional flow of ... Read full review

Contents

Understanding class definitions
17
Object interaction
52
Grouping objects
81
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