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This introductory programming book, thoroughly updated for the Java 2 release, offers a truly object-oriented focus. The concepts of object, class, and message are presented as early as Chapter 1. This object-oriented approach is then used throughout as students learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming along with the basics of imperative programming. The authors place a strong emphasis on the software development process, presenting a clear and usable problem-solving procedure for developing classes that is used throughout the book.
All code is revised and tested to be compatible with Java 2 (and Java 1.1).
Includes a new, optional section that introduces Swing.
Uses object-oriented concepts from the very beginning, and develops them throughout.
Contains optional graphical user interface (GUI) supplements in each chapter.
Provides an early introduction to testing that includes test drivers, debugging, and test case selection.
Includes a chapter with three robust applications that use the texts class design procedure, allowing students to think like programmers and tie the material together. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
David Arnow is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College. Since joining Brooklyn College in 1981, his research has encompassed data structures, distributed programming, scripting languages, and parallelization of decision support software. He has published papers on CS education in SIGCSE and related settings, led two NSF-funded projects in areas of CS education, and organized or co-organized several nationally attended workshops on logic and formal methods in CS education.Gerald Weiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College. Since joining Brooklyn College in 1980, his research has encompassed data structures, programming language design and translation, object-oriented programming, and multimedia conferencing. He has published papers on CS education in SIGCSE and in other ACM and IEEE publications. He has also acted as an educational consultant to industry. 0201311844AB04062001 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.