Programming with Alice and Java:International Edition

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
John Lewis / Peter DePasquale  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
360
Pub.-date
March 2008
ISBN13
9780321549358
ISBN
032154935X
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Programming with Alice and Java
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Description

The Java™ programming language can be challenging for novice computer programmers with limited experience in object-oriented programming. To ease students into Java, Programming with Alice and Java intertwines the ideas of object-oriented programming in both languages. Programming in Alice is explored first to establish fundamental principles and skills using 3D animations in a fun, visually rich environment. The remaining chapters implement concepts in the Java programming language using interesting examples and drawing parallels between the two languages to keep students engaged.

Please note: The ThunkIt application is not available as planned for this edition of the book. Please note that the website www[.]thunkit[.]net no longer relates to this book.

Features

  • The first five chapters introduce the essentials of Alice, building a foundation from which students can move easily to Java™.
  • The remaining chapters extend the Alice principles into Java for an easier transition into object-oriented programming.
  • A full-color design throughout helps students grasp concepts visually, especially in the Alice chapters where screenshots are displayed with nearly every paragraph.
  • Try This features take examples from the book and demonstrate how students can apply what they've learned through hands-on activities.
  • A Student Resource CD-ROM, packaged with every new text, includes source code, Alice, Alice worlds, JDK 6.0, and jGrasp™ IDE.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Alice

Chapter 1: Objects
Introduction
The Alice Environment
Objects in Alice
Alice Classes
Do Together and Do In Order
Composite Objects
More to Explore

Chapter 2: Methods and Data
Methods
Data and Expressions
Parameters
More to Explore

Chapter 3: Control Statements
Making Decisions
Repetition
More to Explore

Chapter 4: Events
Introduction to Event Processing
World Events
Keyboard Events
Mouse Events
Condition Events
More to Explore

Chapter 5: Lists and Arrays
Managing Multiple Objects
Lists
Arrays
More to Explore

Unit II: Java

Chapter 6: Objects and Classes
Comparing Alice and Java
Java Classes and Objects
Java Statements
Introduction to ThunkIt
More to Explore

Chapter 7: Events
Event Processing in Java
Event Types
Mouse Events
Keyboard Events
More to Explore

Chapter 8: Lists and Arrays
Java Collections
Generics
Java Arrays
More to Explore

Chapter 9: Inheritance
Creating Subclasses
Class Hierarchies
Overriding Methods
Polymorphism
More to Explore

Chapter 10: Exceptions and I/O
Exception Handling
Exception Propagation
Java File I/O
More to Explore

Chapter 12: Recursion
Recursive Thinking
Recursive Programming
Using Recursion
More to Explore

Appendices
Appendix A Alice Environment Reference
Appendix B Alice Methods and Functions
Appendix C The Unicode Character Set
Appendix D Java Operators
Appendix E Java Modifiers
Appendix F JavaDoc

Author

John Lewis is the co-author of the Java™ textbooks used for AP computer science classes: Java Software Solutions, Java Software Structures, and Java Foundations, a comprehensive resource for instructors who want a two-semester introduction to programming textbook that includes data structures topics. He currently teaches courses at both Virginia Tech and Radford University. He received his PhD degree from Virginia Tech.

Peter DePasquale is an assistant professor of computer science at the College of New Jersey (TCNJ). He is the author of Addison-Wesley's Java Backpack Reference Guide and Addison-Wesley's C++ Backpack Reference Guide. He is the co-author of Java Foundations, a comprehensive resource for instructors who want a two-semester introduction to programming textbook that includes data structures topics.


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