From the Back Cover
The new edition of this best-seller brings it up to date with the latest developments in the field, and builds on the clear, accessible approach that has contributed to its success.
Objects First with Java
is an outstanding text that is radically changing the way introductory programming is taught. Welcome to the BlueJ revolution!
- Truly objects-first approach
- Project-driven approach to problem solving
- Thorough treatment of object-oriented principles
- CD-ROM containing the JDK and BlueJ for various operating systems
- A website at www.booksites.net/barnes containing the style guide for all examples used in the book, PowerPoint slides for instructors and other support material.
New to this edition
- New chapter on GUI programming and Swing
- Incorporates coverage of JUnit-style testing and assertions
- One hundred new exercises, many independent of the projects
- Four-colour new text design to improve pedagogy and aid student learning
From reviews of the first edition
"The book represents a valuable, new approach to introductory programming; it is still my best choice as textbook for the introductory programming course."
- Michael Caspersen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
"This is the most innovative approach to teaching an Introduction to Programming course I have seen so far."
- Clemens Martin, University of Ontario
"I would like to thank the authors for their good job on this book, and the wonderful BlueJ, the best programming environment for students learning Java."
- Ying Zhou, Rhode Island College
"The first true ‘objects first’ introductory text; the best introduction to objects and OO programming concepts I have ever seen."
- Michael Goldweber, Xavier University
"The more I read Barnes and Kölling’s book, the more impressed I am with it. It is a pedagogical masterpiece."
- Ian Bridgewood, Copenhagen University College of Engineering
About the Author
David Barnes is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. He has been teaching introductory programming for over 25 years, and has practical experience of a wide range of programming languages. He has been teaching object-oriented programming in Java for over 10 years. David is passionate about the excitement that is inherent in computer science and is actively involved in promoting it as a subject area to high-school children. In addition to computing education, his main research is in the area of software engineering.
Michael Kölling is a Senior Lecturer at the Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, in Canterbury, England. 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. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics. Michael is one of the developers of BlueJ and, more recently, the Greenfoot platform.
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