An Introduction to Computer Science Using Java by Kamin and Mickunas is designed for a CS1/Intro to Programming course in which java is used. The authors emphasize the process of programming, which involves teaching students how to develop correct, efficient, well-structed and stylish programs.
This edition has been overhauled to teach objects early and aggressively. In order to enable this approach, the authors have developed their own library of classes that they provide with the book, called CSLib. GUI-based applications are taught at the beginning of the book and applets and the AWT are introduced later.
One of the unique aspects of the text are the debugging sections. In appropriate places throughout the text, the authors provide students with information on debugging. In addition, there are such pedagogical aids as warning signs, and wide range of exercises. They have also added additional quick review exercises throughout the chapter.
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The authors have created a set of simple classes to get students up and running on using objects early (Chapter 2). The library features a graphical input and a graphical output class.
The authors put an emphasis on debugging, which teaches students how to troubleshoot their code. These specieal "Debugging Sections" are found throughout the book.This revision incorporates the latest version of the java language.
UML is used to visually show the relationships between classes and objects. This prepares students for what they will see in the real-world. The authors use just a subset of UML, so that it is not overwhelming to beginning students.
This book uses an objects first approach. Object-oriented topics are covered spirally-basics are covered first and then more information is added on the OO topics as the book moves along. This keeps students from becoming overwhelmed by the object-oriented material.
Quick Exercises have added to each chapter to allow students to quickly check their work as they proceed through the chapter.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 007112232X