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  • Adopts a modern objects-first approach that introduces students to useful class hierarchies from the very beginning.
  • Uses the packages designed by the ACM Java Task Force to simplify teaching introductory courses using Java. For more details, see http://jtf.acm.org.
  • Engages students' interest by presenting graphical and interactive programs throughout the text.
  • To emphasize the historical and intellectual context of computing, the book includes biographical sketches, quotations, and philosophical interludes.
  • Maintains an emphasis on algorithm and problem solving that has so often been lost in today’s introduction textbooks.
  • End-of-chapter features include a bulleted list of summary points, short-answer review questions, and an extensive collection of exercises.

Description

  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 608
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-48612-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-48612-7

KEY MESSAGE: In The Art and Science of Java, Stanford professor and well-known leader in Computer Science Education Eric Roberts emphasizes the reader-friendly exposition that led to the success of The Art and Science of C. By following the recommendations of the Association of Computing Machinery’s Java Task Force, this first edition text adopts a modern objects-first approach that introduces readers to useful hierarchies from the very beginning.

KEY TOPICS: Introduction; Programming by Example; Expressions; Statement Forms; Methods; Objects and Classes; Objects and Memory; Strings and Characters; Object-Oriented Graphics; Event-Driven Programs; Arrays and ArrayLists; Searching and Sorting; Collection Classes; Looking Ahead.

MARKET: A modern objects-first approach to the Java programming language that introduces readers to useful class hierarchies from the very beginning.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 A Brief History of Computing
1.2 What Is Computer Science?
1.3 A Brief Tour of Computer Hardware
1.4 Algorithms
1.5 Stages in the Programming Process
1.6 Java and the Object-Oriented Paradigm
1.7 Java and the World Wide Web

Chapter 2. Programming by Example
2.1 The “Hello World” Program
2.2 Perspectives on the Programming Process
2.3 A Program to Add Two Numbers
2.4 Programming Idioms and Patterns
2.5 Classes and Objects
2.6 Graphical Programs

Chapter 3. Expressions
3.1 Primitive Data Types
3.2 Constants and Variables
3.3 Operators and Operands
3.4 Assignment Statements
3.5 Boolean Expressions
3.6 Designing for Change

Chapter 4. Statement Forms
4.1 Statement Types in Java
4.2 Control Statements and Problem Solving
4.3 The if Statement
4.4 The switch Statement
4.5 The while Statement
4.6 The for Statement

Chapter 5. Methods
5.1 A Quick Overview of Methods
5.2 Writing Your Own Methods
5.3 Mechanics of the Method-Calling Process
5.4 Decomposition
5.5 Algorithmic Methods

Chapter 6. Objects and Classes
6.1 Using the RandomGenerator Class
6.2 The javadoc Documentation System
6.3 Defining Your Own Classes
6.4 Representing Student Information
6.5 Rational Numbers
6.6 Extending Existing Classes

Chapter 7. Objects and Memory
7.1 The Structure of Memory
7.2 The Allocation of Memory to Variables
7.3 Primitive Types versus Objects
7.4 Linking Objects Together

Chapter 8. Strings and Characters
8.1 The Principle of Enumeration
8.2 Characters
8.3 Strings as an Abstract Idea
8.4 Using the Methods in the String Class
8.5 A Case Study in String Processing

Chapter 9. Object-Oriented Graphics
9.1 The acm.graphics Model
9.2 Structure of the acm.graphics Package
9.3 Using the Shape Classes
9.4 Creating Compound Objects

Chapter 10. Event-Driven Programs
10.1 The Java Event Model
10.2 A Simple Event-Driven Program
10.3 Responding to Mouse Events
10.4 Responding to Keyboard Events
10.5 Creating a Simple GUI
10.6 The Swing Interactor Hierarchy
10.7 Managing Component Layout
10.8 Using the TableLayout Class

Chapter 11. Arrays and ArrayLists
11.1 Introduction to Arrays
11.2 Internal Representation of Arrays
11.3 Passing Arrays as Parameters
11.4 Using Arrays for Tabulation
11.5 Initialization of Arrays
11.6 Multidimensional Arrays
11.7 Image Processing
11.8 The ArrayList Class

Chapter 12. Searching and Sorting
12.1 Searching
12.2 Sorting
12.3 Assessing Algorithmic Efficiency
12.4 Using Data Files

Chapter 13. Collection Classes
13.1 The ArrayList Class Revisited
13.2 The HashMap Class
13.3 The Java Collections Framework
13.4 Principles of Object-Oriented Design

Chapter 14. Looking Ahead
14.1 Recursion
14.2 Concurrency
14.3 Using the Network
14.4 Programming Patterns

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