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: Programming - Introductory

Category: Java

Table of contents

Brief Contents

Part 1: Foundations of object orientation

  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

Part 2: Application structures

  1. Improving structure with inheritance
  2. More about inheritance
  3. Further abstraction techniques
  4. Building graphical user interfaces
  5. Handling errors
  6. Designing applications
  7. A case study


  1. Working with a BlueJ project
  2. Java data types
  3. Operators
  4. Java control structures
  5. Running Java without BlueJ
  6. Using the debugger
  7. Unit unit-testing tools
  8. Teamwork tools
  9. Javadoc
  10. Program style guide
  11. Important library classes

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