Take your Java skills to the next level using the expert programming techniques contained in this Oracle Press guide. Featuring real-world code samples and detailed instructions, Java Programming demonstrates how to fully utilize the powerful features of Java SE 7. Find out how to design multithreaded and network applications, integrate structured exception handling, use Java libraries, and develop Swing-based GUIs and applets. Inheritance, generics, and utility classes are are covered in this practical resource.
Karel J Robot is an introduction to computer programming for novices. It uses the Java programming language to introduce the principles of object-oriented programming. It is the latest version in the Karel The Robot series, originally developed by Richard Pattis. It is a true successor to the original, emphasizing problem solving in a simple but "Turing Complete" and interesting virtual world.
Karel J Robot stresses problem solving rather than language syntax. It has been shown to be an effective learning environment for novice programmers. A student able to do the exercises in this book, or one of its companions, is truly on his or her way to a deep understanding of programming.
Learn to write sophisticated Java code in a few weeks. It is not a comprehensive treatment of Java, but emphasizes problem solving using objects, writing classes, and developing skill in algorithmic and polymorphic thinking. It goes beyond thinking of computing as just "if" and "while".
The advantages pointed out by reviewers of Karel J Robot follow:
Karel J Robot is an excellent introduction to modern computer science, without letting students get overwhelmed by the details of a programming language (even though it is real Java). KJR provides a framework for understanding Object-Oriented Programming from the very beginning. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills by producing projects that solve very complex problems with a relatively small set of tools. Don Slater, Carnegie-Mellon University
I have been successfully introducing students in grades 9 through 12 to programming using Karel for the past twenty years and Karel J Robot is the most effective version yet. Students love it! They find principles of OOP (class design, constructors, methods, inheritance, polymorphism) come naturally to them, even before they learn about control structures. They discover recursive solutions without ever being taught recursion. Best of all, Karel is gender neutral --- both girls and boys are so involved and excited that I have to push them out the door and on to their next class when the period ends. Kathy Larson, Kingston High School, Kingston New York
Karel J Robot: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java takes you on a well-sequenced and thoughtful journey through the essential concepts in a first semester computer science course. Experience computer science at the level that it is most inspiring â the conceptual level. The visual environment will help you teach and your students learn because everyone will have immediate visual feedback, enabling them to see what they are doing. You will leave the Karel world with a deep understanding of polymorphism, inheritance, abstraction, modularization, and step-wise refinement, to name just a few topics. If you are an AP Computer Science teacher, you have just found the perfect guide to help ensure you do not lose sight of the forest (i.e., computer science) through the trees (i.e., the details of the language). Dave Wittry, Troy High School
Karel J Robot provides an uncluttered setting for laying the foundation for all of the key OO concepts. The perfect "starter" for understanding objects, OO design and OO programming. Michael Goldweber, Xavier University
Programming books can be confusing and incomplete.
Program listings often do not work until you have mucked around using trial and error.
I like to use books as reference after I have read them. Invariably, none of the books have the particular information that I want, nor do they have references to other information sources.
"Java Programming -- What Do You Want To Do?" changes all that. Inside there are clear instructions on how to do what you want to do -- Basic structures, graphics programming with AWT and NetBeans, Advanced structures, test preparation, networking, cell phone programming and much more.
Functional Programming in Java teaches Java developers how to incorporate the most powerful benefits of functional programming into new and existing Java code. You'll learn to think functionally about coding tasks in Java and use FP to make your applications easier to understand, optimize, maintain, and scale.
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About the Technology
Here's a bold statement: learn functional programming and you'll be a better Java developer. Fortunately, you don't have to master every aspect of FP to get a big payoff. If you take in a few core principles, you'll see an immediate boost in the scalability, readability, and maintainability of your code. And did we mention that you'll have fewer bugs? Let's get started!
About the Book
Functional Programming in Java teaches you how to incorporate the powerful benefits of functional programming into new and existing Java code. This book uses easy-to-grasp examples, exercises, and illustrations to teach core FP principles such as referential transparency, immutability, persistence, and laziness. Along the way, you'll discover which of the new functionally inspired features of Java 8 will help you most.
About the Reader
Written for Java developers with no previous FP experience.
About the Author
Pierre-Yves Saumont is a seasoned Java developer with three decades of experience designing and building enterprise software. He is an R&D engineer at Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks.
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