Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ

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Prentice Hall, 2005 - Computers - 461 pages

The object-oriented paradigm continues to dominate the teaching of introductory computer programming. Objects First With Java is the first textbook to completely integrate the BlueJ Java development environment with the teaching of object-oriented principles. By using BlueJ, the authors are able to take a truly objects first approach, introducing the student to objects and classes from the outset, and enabling him/her to create an object and call its methods as the very first activity.

The authors move forward from traditional approaches on how best to tackle the complex concepts of object orientation, and deliver an outstanding text that is radically changing the way introductory programming is taught. Welcome to the BlueJ revolution!

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Contents

Objects and classes
3
Understanding class definitions
17
Object interaction
50
Grouping objects
79
More sophisticated behavior
112
Wellbehaved objects
150
Designing classes
181
Application structures
215
Further abstraction techniques
266
Building graphical user interfaces
300
Handling errors
344
Designing applications
381
A case study
401
Appendices
421
Index
455
Copyright

More about inheritance
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