Learning to Program with Alice / Edition 2

Learning to Program with Alice / Edition 2

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Learning to Program with Alice / Edition 2

Learning to Program with Alice, 2e, is appropriate for all one-semester pre-CS1 and computer literacy courses, and for integration into the first weeks of many introductory CS1 courses.

Alice was designed to make programming concepts easier to teach and learn. In the Second Edition of Learning to Program with Alice, Alice’s creators offer a complete full-color introduction to the interactive Alice 2.2 programming environment. The authors make extensive use of program visualization to establish an easy, intuitive relationship between program constructs and the 3D graphics animation action in Alice. Students discover how Alice blends traditional problem-solving techniques with Hollywood-style storyboarding. Fundamental object-oriented programming concepts and language syntax are taught independently. Programming concepts can be taught from either an objects-first or an objects-early approach, with an optional early introduction to events. The book’s Java-like syntax allows students to view their program code, simplifying their transitions to Java, C++, C#, or other object-oriented languages. This new edition even allows students to upload their animated programs onto YouTube and share their work on the Web.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132085168
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 07/04/2008
Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.91(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents


Part I. Introduction to Alice

1. Getting Started with Alice

2. Program Design and Implementation

3. Programming: Putting Together the Pieces

Part II. Object-oriented and Event-driven Programming Concepts

4. Classes, Objects, Methods, and Parameters

5. Interaction: Events and Event Handling

Part III. Using Questions and Control Statements

6. Functions and If/Else

7. Repetition: Definite and Indefinite Loops

8. Repetition: Recursion

Part IV. Advanced Topics

9. Lists and List Processing

10. Variables and Revisiting Inheritance

11. What’s Next?

Appendix A: Getting Started

Appendix B: Managing the Alice Interface


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