Author: Mark Guzdial
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2007
Mark Guzdial and Barb Ericson have a most effective method for teaching computing and Java programming in a context that readers find interesting: manipulating digital media. Readers get started right away by learning how to write programs that create interesting effects with sounds, pictures, web pages, and video. The authors use these multimedia applications to teach critical programming skills and principles like how to design and use algorithms, and practical software engineering methods–all in the context of learning how to program in Java. Mark and Barb also demonstrate how to communicate compatibly through networks and do concurrent programming. The book also includes optional coverage of rudimentary data structures and databases using Java and comes with a CD-ROM containing all the code files referenced in the text and required for media manipulation. Allows readers to use their own media, such as personal sound or picture files. Demonstrates how to manipulate media in useful ways, from reducing red eye and splicing sounds to generating digital video special effects. The book also includes optional coverage of rudimentary data structures and databases using Java and comes with a CD-ROM containing all the code files referenced in the text and required for media manipulation. For beginners interested in learning more about basic multimedia computing and programming.
Author: Mark J. Guzdial
Release Date: 2016-06-10
For courses in Computer Programming with Python. Social Computing and Programming with Python Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python is a uniquely researched and up-to-date volume that is widely recognized for its successful introduction to the subject of Media Computation. Emphasizing creativity, classroom interaction, and in-class programming examples, Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python takes a bold and unique approach to computation that engages students and applies the subject matter to the relevancy of digital media. The Fourth Edition teaches students to program in an effort to communicate via social computing outlets, providing a unique approach that serves the interests of a broad range of students. MyProgrammingLab® not included. Students, if MyProgrammingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyProgrammingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyProgrammingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.
This 14-chapter introduction to programming with Java at the CS-1 level, uses multimedia-based programs as a means of instruction. Multimedia is a combination of various media such as text, audio, video, images, graphics and animation. With this book, students will learn Java using programs that draw graphics and images, perform animation, read and play music files, display video, and more. This text uses clear explanations and illustrations, and does not require prior programming experience, knowledge of graphics, or other media API's. Progamming with Java: A Multimedia Approach covers topics such as variables, data types, literals, operators, creating objects, Java 2D classes, user-defined classes, inheritance, interfaces, exception handling, GUI programming, generics and collections, and multithreaded programming. It also provides introductions to arrays and the scanner class. TuringsCraft CodeLab access is available for adopting professors. Custom CodeLab: CodeLab is a web-based interactive programming exercise service that has been customized to accompany this text. It provides numerous short exercises, each focused on a particular programming idea or language construct. The student types in code and the system immediately judges its correctness, offering hints when the submission is incorrect.
Author: David Gries
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2005-12-06
This book anchors its pedagogy in the program ProgramLive that you may find at extras.springer.com, a complete multimedia module in itself. Containing over 250 recorded lectures with synchronized animation, ProgramLive allows users to see, first-hand and in real time, processes like stepwise refinement of algorithms, development of loops, execution of method calls and associated changes to the call stack, and much more. The zip file also includes all programs from the book, 35 guided instruction sets for closed lab sessions, and a 70-page hyperlinked glossary. With its comprehensive appendices and bibliography, systematic approach, and helpful interactive programs on extras.springer.com, this exciting work provides the key tools they needed for successful object-oriented programming. It is ideal for use at the undergraduate and graduate beginning level, whether in the classroom or for distance learning; furthermore, the text will also be a valuable self-study resource or reference volume in any programmer’s library.
Author: Mark Guzdial
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2011
Problem Solving with Data Structures, First Edition is not a traditional data structures textbook that teaches concepts in an abstract, and often dry, context that focuses on data structures using numbers. Instead, this book takes a more creative approach that uses media and simulations (specifically, trees and linked lists of images and music), to make concepts more concrete, more relatable, and therefore much more motivating for students. This book is appropriate for both majors and non-majors. It provides an introduction to object-oriented programming in Java, arrays, linked lists, trees, stacks, queues, lists, maps, and heaps. It also covers an existing simulation package (Greenfoot) and how to create continuous and discrete event simulations.
Author: Harvey M. Deitel
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2004
Combining the Deitel™ signature Live-Code™ Approach with a new Application-Driven™ methodology, this book uses a step-by-step tutorial approach to begin teaching the basics of programming, builds upon previously learned concepts, and introduces new programming features in each successive tutorial. KEY TOPICS This comprehensive introduction to Java covers GUI design, swing components, methods, classes, data types, control statements, arrays, object-oriented programming, strings and characters, sequential files and more. It also includes higher-end topics such as database programming, multimedia and graphics, and Web applications development. For individuals beginning their mastery of Java Programming.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in programming and computer science. Hands-on Programming with Greenfoot Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot: Object-Oriented Programming in Java with Games and Simulations teaches the basics of Java computer programming languages in the context of Greenfoot. Readers are able to learn the general fundamentals and principles of programming by creating their very own fun and interesting games and simulations. Major concepts are conveyed in modern, object-oriented programming language through hands-on, practical activity that allows readers to create, observe, and play. The Second Edition employs a unique approach that teaches by doing--concepts are often explained after readers have had a chance to engage in interactive examples. Because of its uniquely hands-on approach in the context of the Greenfoot environment, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot makes programming a fun, interactive subject for readers to enjoy.
Author: Wanda Dann
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2009-08-01
"For introductory computing and programming courses at four-year and community colleges. This new text uses Alice and Media Computation to introduce students to the #1 programming language in use today. Exploring Wonderland: Java Programming Using Alice and Media Computation, uses Alice to introduce the fundamental concepts of programming, thereby decreasing early frustration with syntax errors usually encountered in a text editor. The concepts introduced in Alice are then applied in Java using Media Computation examples (working with sound samples and pictures). This approach is highly motivating to students, especially for those without prior programming experience."--[Source inconnue].
Author: Anthony J. Dos Reis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Ideal for the introductory programming course, An Introduction to Programming Using Java covers all recommended topics put forth by the ACM/IEEE curriculum guidelines in a concise format that is perfect for the one-term course. An integrated lab manual enhances the learning process by providing real-world, hands-on projects. This unique approach allows readers to test their understanding of the key material at hand. Sample exams urge readers to assess their progress through the course and are ideal study aids for in-class testing. The author's innovative, accessible approach engages and excites students on the capabilities of programming using Java! TuringsCraft CodeLab access is available for adopting professors. Custom CodeLab: CodeLab is a web-based interactive programming exercise service that has been customized to accompany this text. It provides numerous short exercises, each focused on a particular programming idea or language construct. The student types in code and the system immediately judges its correctness, offering hints when the submission is incorrect. See CodeLab in action! A Jones & Bartlett Learning demonstration site is available online at jblearning.turingscraft.com. Look to the Samples and Additional Resources section below to review sample chapters! Key Features: • Covers all recommended topics put forth by the ACM/IEEE curriculum guidelines in a concise format that is perfect for the one-term course. • An integrated lab manual enhances the learning process with hands-on projects. • Uses a computer in lab exercises to teach students some of the finer points of Java • Introduces Objects early (Ch.1) • Explains abstract classes and interfaces in the context of generic programming. With this approach, students quickly grasp the conceptual and technical aspects of these constructs.
"An Introduction to Programming with ActionScript 3.0" provides an introduction to computer programming by employing an example-based methodology involving animation, sound, graphics, and interactivity. This text covers all key topics required for any introductory level programming course.
* Features the most effective introduction to computing and programming, using the most current version of the Java language (Java 1.4) * Includes expanded coverage of Applets and Graphics * The new edition features a stronger emphasis on design and interesting Java features * Material points out common mistakes, so that the reader will know to avoid them Wiley Higher Education
This is a one-semester, introductory programming textbook in Java that uses game applications as a central pedagogical tool to improve student engagement, learning outcomes, and retention. Game programming is incorporated into the text in a way that does not compromise the amount of material traditionally covered in a basic programming course and permits instructors who are not familiar with game programming and computer graphics concepts to realize the verified pedagogical advantages of game applications. The companion disc includes a game environment that is easily integrated into projects created with the popular Java Development Environments, including Eclipse, NetBeans, and JCreator in a student-friendly way and also includes a set of executable student games to peak their interest by giving them a glimpse into their future capabilities. The material presented in the book is in full compliance with the 2013 ACM/IEEE computer science curriculum guidelines. It has been used to teach programming to students whose majors are within and outside of the computing fields. Ancillaries include a comprehensive instructor’s resource disc with programming solutions, slides, quizzes, projects, and more. FEATURES: * Uses an objects-early approach to learning Java * Follows the 2013 ACM/IEEE computer science curriculum guidelines * Integrates game applications as a central pedagogical tool to improve student engagement, learning outcomes, and retention * Includes a companion disc with projects created with the popular Java Development Environments; also includes a set of executable student games, source code, and figures * Uses working programs to illustrate concepts under discussion * Complete instructor’s resource package available upon adoption
Author: Robert Sedgewick
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2017-04-04
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Programming skills are indispensable in today’s world, not just for computer science students, but also for anyone in any scientific or technical discipline. Introduction to Programming in Java, Second Edition, by Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne is an accessible, interdisciplinary treatment that emphasizes important and engaging applications, not toy problems. The authors supply the tools needed for students and professionals to learn that programming is a natural, satisfying, and creative experience, and to become conversant with one of the world’s most widely used languages. This example-driven guide focuses on Java’s most useful features and brings programming to life for every student in the sciences, engineering, and computer science. Coverage includes Basic elements of programming: variables, assignment statements, built-in data types, conditionals, loops, arrays, and I/O, including graphics and sound Functions, modules, and libraries: organizing programs into components that can be independently debugged, maintained, and reused Algorithms and data structures: sort/search algorithms, stacks, queues, and symbol tables Applications from applied math, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science Drawing on their extensive classroom experience, throughout the text the authors provide Q&As, exercises, and opportunities for creative engagement with the material. Together with the companion materials described below, this book empowers people to pursue a modern approach to teaching and learning programming. Companion web site (introcs.cs.princeton.edu/java) contains Chapter summaries Supplementary exercises, some with solutions Detailed instructions for installing a Java programming environment Program code and test data suitable for easy download Detailed creative exercises, projects, and other supplementary materials Companion studio-produced online videos (informit.com/sedgewick) are available for purchase and provide students and professionals with the opportunity to engage with the material at their own pace and give instructors the opportunity to spend their time with students helping them to succeed on assignments and exams. Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.
Author: David M. Arnow
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Java (Computer program language)
This introductory programming in Java book offers an object-oriented approach, introducing the concepts of object, class, and message as early as the first chapter. The code has been updated to the Java 2 platform. This object-oriented approach is used throughout the text.