Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ / Edition 3

Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ / Edition 3

by David J. Barnes, Michael Kolling, Michael Kolling
     
 

ISBN-10: 013197629X

ISBN-13: 9780131976290

Pub. Date: 05/29/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Objects First with Java:
A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

Third Edition

David J. Barnes
Michael Kölling

The BlueJ revolution goes on! The third edition of Objects First with Java has been fully updated for Java 5.0, and features a new version of BlueJ providing even stronger support for learning Java

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Overview

Objects First with Java:
A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

Third Edition

David J. Barnes
Michael Kölling

The BlueJ revolution goes on! The third edition of Objects First with Java has been fully updated for Java 5.0, and features a new version of BlueJ providing even stronger support for learning Java syntax and semantics.

Hallmark features

  • An 'Objects First' approach encourages students to exploit the power of OOP from the beginning
  • A project-driven approach applies a problem-solving method to real applications.
  • A CD-ROM containing the JDK and versions of BlueJ for a variety of operating systems
  • A Companion Website includes a style guide for all program examples, PowerPoint slides and other resources for both students and instructors.
  • Additional resources can be found on the BlueJ website

New to the third edition

  • Fully compliant with Java 5.0 features including generics
  • A revised treatment of autobox and enumerators
  • Expanded coverage of graphics and GUI programming
  • A new version of the BlueJ environment, featuring:
    o Full support for Java 5.0
    o An all-new interface 'look and feel'
    o A new 'Code Pad' feature, allowing immediate execution and evaluation of Java code.

About the Authors

David Barnes has 25 years experience in teaching programming. He and Michael Kölling both teach introductory Java courses at the Universityof Kent, Canterbury. Michael Kölling was a key member of the team thatdeveloped BlueJ at MonashUniversityin Australia.

 

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From reviews of the original edition

"The book represents a valuable, new approach to introductory programming; it is still my best choice as textbook for the introductory programming course."
—Michael Caspersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

"This is the most innovative approach to teaching an Introduction to Programming course I have seen so far."
—Clemens Martin, University of Ontario

"I would like to thank the authors for their good job on this book, and the wonderful BlueJ, the best programming environment for students learning Java."
Ying Zhou, Rhode Island College

 

The first true 'objects first' introductory text; the best introduction to objects and OO programming concepts I have ever seen."

—Michael Goldweber, XavierUniversity

 

"The more I read Barnes and Kölling's book, the more impressed I am with it. It is a pedagogical masterpiece."

—Ian Bridgewood, CopenhagenUniversityCollegeof Engineering

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131976290
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/29/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Objects and classes3
2Understanding class definitions17
3Object interaction52
4Grouping objects81
5More sophisticated behavior119
6Well-behaved objects158
7Designing classes189
8Improving structure with inheritance229
9More about inheritance258
10Further abstraction techniques278
11Building graphical user interfaces312
12Handling errors354
13Designing applications393
14A case study413

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