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

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Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot: Object-Oriented Programming in Java with games and Simulations is ideal for introductory courses in Java Programming or Introduction to Computer Science.

 

The only textbook to teach Java programming using Greenfoot—this is “Serious Fun.”

 

Programming doesn’t have to be dry and boring. This book teaches Java programming in an interactive and engaging way that is technically relevant, pedagogically sound, and highly motivational for students. Using the Greenfoot environment, and an extensive collection of compelling example projects, students are given a unique, graphical framework in which to learn programming.



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Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot
Object-Oriented Programming in Java™ with Games and Simulations

Michael Kolling

Written by Greenfoot creator and BlueJ developer, Michael Kolling, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot uses Greenfoot, an award-winning educational programming environment, to teach standard Java programming.

Greenfoot uses simulations and games to teach object-oriented concepts and principles in a fun, easily accessible manner. Greenfoot bridges the gap to Java programming; it scales up well making even advanced topics easy to teach.

Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot provides:

  • Standard Java programming foundation
  • Objects-first approach
  • Project-drivem, hands-on learning
  • Opportunities for students to develop animations, games and simulations quickly

To join the online Greenfoot community or check out shared resources for instructors and students, please visit www.greenfoot.org/book.


About 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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