Objects First with Java : A Practical Introduction using BlueJ
BlueJ is a Java development environment that runs on top of the Sun Microsystems Java Development Kit making use of the standard compiler and virtual machine. It has been specifically designed for the introductory teaching of object-oriented programming, allowing the student to create objects of any class and interact with their methods. This truly 'objects first' approach within the customised BlueJ environment is expected to revolutionise the way programming is taught. For the first time, the traditionally difficult concepts of objects and classes are bought alive in an easily manipulable visual form.
- Mixed media product | 420 pages
- 186 x 246 x 26mm | 798.32g
- 01 Oct 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
Table of contents
Foreword By James Gosling, Sun Microsystems Preface To The Instructor List Of Projects Discussed In Detail In This Book Acknowledgements PART 1 FOUNDATIONS OF OBJECT-ORIENTATION Chapter 1 Objects And Classes Chapter 2 Understanding Class Definitions Chapter 3 Object Interatction Chapter 4 Grouping Objects Chapter 5 More Sophisticated Behaviour Chapters 6 Well-Behaved Objects Chapter 7 Designing Classes PART 2 APPLICATION STRUCTURES Chapter 8 Improving Structure With Inheritance Chapter 9 More About Inheritance Chapter 10 Further Abstraction Techniques Chapter 11 Handling Errors Chapter 12 Designing Applications Chapter 13 A Case Study Appendices A Working With A Bluej Project B Java Data Types C Java Control Structures D Operators E Running Java Without Bluej F Configuring Bluej Index
About Michael Kolling
Michael Kolling is one of the developers of the BlueJ software, and is currently based at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. David J. Barnes is at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and is the author of Object-Oriented Programming with Java, also published by Prentice Hall.