Learning Java Through Applications

Learning Java Through Applications

A Graphical Approach

eBook - 2005
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Thompson Learning
Learning Java Through Applications emphasizes Java?s graphical capabilities and the ability to create graphical user interfaces. The book uses 15 complete Java programs in order of increasing complexity, including geometric patterns, games, puzzles, number theory problems, and cryptography, to teach students the Java programming language and concepts. New features of Java 5.0 are covered in detail, including enumerated types, ?for-each? statements, generics, autoboxing, and static imports. Each chapter contains a capstone program that involves graphics and illustrates the language features introduced in that chapter. The specifications for the program are discussed first, followed by the code and its explanatory text emphasizing the programming techniques used. Because complete programs are included, programmers have the opportunity to explore the design choices involved. Additionally, UML diagrams are included when appropriate to help them understand the overall design of each example.

Book News
Jarc (computer science, University of Maryland) takes a slightly different approach to teaching Java by introducing applets for graphical output before diving into objects and applications. Also appropriate for self-study, the beginning textbook covers primitive variables, methods, selection, iteration, arrays, strings, class relationships, and exceptions. The CD-ROM contains Java source code, files for applets, and input files for the programs. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Hingham, Mass. : Charles River Media, ©2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781584506614
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 673 pages) : illustrations


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