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Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ Third Edition David J. Barnes Michael Kouml;lling The BlueJ revolution goes on! The third edition of Objects First with Java has been fully updated for Java 5.0, and features a new version of BlueJ providing even stronger support for learning Java syntax and semantics. Hallmark features bull; bull;An 'Objects First' approach encourages students to exploit the power of OOP from the beginning bull;A project-driven approach applies a problem-solving method to real applications. bull;A CD-ROM containing the JDK and versions of BlueJ for a variety of operating systems bull;A Companion Website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/barnes includes a style guide for all program examples, PowerPoint slides and other resources for both students and instructors. bull;Additional resources can be found on the BlueJ website: www.bluej.org/objects-first/ New to the third edition bull; bull;Fully compliant with Java 5.0 features including generics bull;A revised treatment of autobox and enumerators bull;Expanded coverage of graphics and GUI programming bull;A new version of the BlueJ environment, featuring: o Full support for Java 5.0 o An all-new interface 'look and feel' o A new 'Code Pad' feature, allowing immediate execution and evaluation of Java code. About the Authors David Barnes has 25 years experience in teaching programming. He and Michael Kouml;lling both teach introductory Java courses at the Universityof Kent, Canterbury. Michael Kouml;lling was a key member of the team that developed BlueJ at MonashUniversityin Australia. [Copy to appear on inside front cover of 3rd edition] From reviews of the original 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, XavierUniversity ";The more I read Barnes and Kouml;lling's book, the more impressed I am with it. It is a pedagogical masterpiece."; -Ian Bridgewood, CopenhagenUniversityCollegeof Engineering
Table of Contents
|Preface to the instructor|
|List of projects discussed in detail in this book|
|Foundations of object orientation|
|Objects and classes|
|Objects and classes|
|What is in an object?|
|Objects as parameters|
|Understanding class definitions|
|Exploring the behavior of a naive ticket machine|
|Examining a class definition|
|Fields, constructors, and methods|
|Passing data via parameters|
|Printing from methods|
|Summary of the naive ticket machine|
|Reflecting on the design of the ticket machine|
|Making choices: the conditional statement|
|A further conditional-statement example|
|Fields, parameters, and local variables|
|Summary of the better ticket machine|
|Reviewing a familiar example|
|The clock example|
|Abstraction and modularization|
|Abstraction in software|
|Modularization in the clock example|
|Implementing the clock display|
|Class diagrams versus object diagrams|
|Primitive types and object types|
|The ClockDisplay source code|
|The modulo operator|
|Objects creating objects|
|Internal method calls|
|External method calls|
|Summary of the clock display|
|Another example of object interaction|
|The mail system example|
|The this keyword|
|Using a debugger|
|Stepping into methods|
|Method calling revisited|
|Grouping objects in flexible-size collections|
|A personal notebook|
|A first look at library classes|
|An example of using a library|
|Object structures with collections|
|Numbering within collections|
|Removing an item from a collection|
|Processing a whole collection|
|The for-each loop|
|The while loop|
|Iterating over a collection|
|Index access versus iterators|
|Summary of the notebook example|
|Another example: an auction system|
|The Lot class|
|The Auction class|
|Flexible collection summary|
|A log-file analyzer|
|Declaring array variables|
|Creating array objects|
|Using array objects|
|Analyzing the log file|
|The for loop|
|More sophisticated behavior|
|Documentation for library classes|
|The TechSupport system|
|Exploring the TechSupport system|
|Reading the code|
|Reading class documentation|
|Interfaces versus imple|
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