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Programming Languages

An Active Learning Approach

Lee, Kent D.

2008, XIV, 282p.

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  • Interactive text with projects for students to do outside of the classroom
  • Book incorporates compiler and logical programming approaches
  • Promotes active learning techniques
  • Classroom-tested material

Programming Languages: An Active Learning Approach introduces students to three programming paradigms: object-oriented/imperative languages using C++ and Ruby, functional languages using Standard ML, and logic programming using Prolog. This interactive textbook is intended to be used in and outside of class. Each chapter follows a pattern of presenting a topic followed by a practice exercise or exercises that encourage students to try what they have just read. This textbook is best-suited for students with a 2-3 course introduction to imperative programming.

 

Key Features:

  • Accessible structure guides the student through various programming languages
  • Seamlessly integrated practice exercises
  • Classroom-tested
  • Online support materials

 

Advance Praise for Lee’s Programming Languages: An Active Learning Approach

"The Programming Languages book market is overflowing with books, but none like this. In many ways, it is precisely the book I have been searching for to use in my own programming languages course. One of the main challenges I perpetually face is how to teach students to program in functional and logical languages, but also how to teach them about compilers. This book melds the two approaches very well."

-- David Musicant, Carleton College

 

Content Level » Lower undergraduate

Keywords » Action - C++ - C++ programming language - Factor - ML - Prolog - Ruby - Standard ML - compiler - functional programming - logic - programming - programming language - semantics

Related subjects » Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

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