Fundamentals of OOP and Data Structures in Java presents the fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming with Java as the example language. Wiener and Pinson introduce each of the major data structures with supporting, GUI-based laboratory programs designed to reinforce the basic concepts and principles. These laboratories allow the reader to explore and experiment with the properties of each data structure. All source code for the laboratories is available on the Web. By integrating the principles of OOP and GUI programming, this unique book presents the fundamental issues of data structures within the context of paradigms that are essential to today's professional software developer. The text assumes only an elementary understanding of Java and no experience with OOP.
"...a very good approach to introducing the concepts of object-oriented programming...I recommend this book for professionals who want a deeper look at the design of data structures in Java." Computing Reviews
Part I. Foundations: 1. Cornerstones of OO; 2. Objects; 3. Class construction; 4. Relationships between classes; 5. GUIs - basic concepts; 6. Implementing simple GUIs in Java; 7. Errors and exceptions; 8. Recursion; Part II. Data Structures: 9. Abstract data types; 10. Containers as abstract data types; 11. Stack and queue; 12. Application of stack; 13. Lists; 14. Trees, heaps and priority queues; 15. Search trees; 16. Hashing and sets; 17. Association and dictionary; 18. Sorting; Appendices.