Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ, 6th edition

  • David J. Barnes, 
  • Michael Kolling

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Recognizing functional programming as a key part of the programming field, Objects First with Java delivers the foundational knowledge you need. The text illuminates the differences between Java programming language and BlueJ, providing a firm grasp of the material and enhancing your understanding of source code.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137504817

Subject: Pre-Programming & Introduction to Programming

Category: Java

Table of contents

1. Objects and Classes
2. Understanding Class Definitions
3. Object Interaction
4. Grouping Objects
5. Functional Processing of Collections (Advanced)
6. More Sophisticated Behavior
7. Fixed-size Collections -- Arrays
8. Designing Classes
9. Well-behaved Objects

10. Improving Structure with Inheritance
11. More About Inheritance
12. Further Abstraction Techniques
13. Building Graphical User Interfaces
14. Handling Errors
15. Designing Applications
16. A Case Study

Appendix A: Working with a BlueJ Project
Appendix B: Java Data Types
Appendix C: Operators
Appendix D: Java Control Structures
Appendix E: Running Java without BlueJ
Appendix F: Using the Debugger
Appendix G: Unit Unit-testing Tools
Appendix H: Teamwork Tools
Appendix I: Javadoc
Appendix J: Program Style Guide
Appendix K: Important Library Classes

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