Objects First with Java: Jumpstart Edition: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

 
9780136060550: Objects First with Java: Jumpstart Edition: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

For introductory courses in Java/Introduction to Programming and Object-Oriented Programming.

 

Its close integration with the BlueJ development environment allows this book to focus on key aspects of object-oriented software development from day one. BlueJ's clear visualization of classes and objects means that students can immediately appreciate the differences between them, and gain a much better understanding of the nature of an object than they would from simply reading source code. Unlike traditional textbooks, the chapters are not ordered by language features but by software development concepts. Language features are introduced as a response to the problems to be solved. A large number of different, interesting projects are used to provide variety and avoid the monotony of a running problem. The authors avoid the dangers of trying to teach all there is to know about each topic by using a spiral approach - introducing topics in a simple context early on and then revisiting later to deepen understanding. Throughout, the emphasis is on developing a practical approach to programming, with students encouraged to add code to existing programs rather than working with an intimidating sheet of blank paper.

 

Supplements:

 

Author's Companion Website: http://www.bluej.org/objects-first/ Includes Java Resource Links, Book Projects, Code Style Guide,  Student Activities and more!

 

Instructor-only Resources (Registration required):

  • Power Point lecture slides
  • Solutions to exercises

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Product Description:

This title is now available in a new edition, available August 2008. ISBN 9780137005628

The book has a very clear identity.

It takes a truly objects first approach to teaching problem solving using Java. These are complicated concepts so the book uses the development environment BlueJ to help the student’s understanding. BlueJ has a strong emphasis on visualization and interaction techniques, and allows the students to manipulate objects and call methods as a first exercise. BlueJ is free and freely available, and has been developed specifically for teaching.

The book is loaded with projects so that the student can really get a grip on actually solving problems; and it takes a “spiral approach”, introducing a topic in a simple context early on, then revisiting it later in the book to deepen understanding. It also comes with a CD containing JDK, BlueJ, a BlueJ tutorial and code for all the projects. The website contains style guide for all examples, PowerPoints for lecturers and also a Solutions Manual. 

Product Description:

This Multi Pack consists of Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ 2nd ed (0131249339) with Practical Debugging in Java (0131427814).

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