Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot: Object-Oriented Programming in Java with Games and Simulations / Edition 1

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Overview

For courses in programming and computer science.

Hands-on Programming with Greenfoot

Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot: Object-Oriented Programming in Java with Games and Simulations teaches the basics of Java computer programming languages in the context of Greenfoot. Readers are able to learn the general fundamentals and principles of programming by creating their very own fun and interesting games and simulations. Major concepts are conveyed in modern, object-oriented programming language through hands-on, practical activity that allows readers to create, observe, and play.

The Second Edition employs a unique approach that teaches by doing--concepts are often explained after readers have had a chance to engage in interactive examples. Because of its uniquely hands-on approach in the context of the Greenfoot environment, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot makes programming a fun, interactive subject for readers to enjoy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136037538
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 384,346
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kölling is a professor at the Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK. 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 and HCI. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics and is co-author of a Java textbook (Objects First with Java, Pearson Education, 2008.(ISBN 0-13-606086-2). Michael is one of the developers of BlueJ, an educational programming environment, and more recently, the Greenfoot platform. The Higher Education Academy elected Michael as a National Teaching Fellow in 2008.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Getting to know Greenfoot

CHAPTER 2: The first program: Little Crab

CHAPTER 3: Improving the Crab— more sophisticated programming

CHAPTER 4: Finishing the crab game

Interlude 1: Sharing your scenarios

CHAPTER 5: Scoring

CHAPTER 6: Making music: An on-screen piano

CHAPTER 7: Object interaction: an introduction

CHAPTER 8: Interacting objects: Newton’s Lab

CHAPTER 9: Collision detection: Asteroids

Interlude 2: The Greeps competition

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