Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Concise Guide to Object-Oriented Programming

An Accessible Approach Using Java

Authors: Sage, Kingsley

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  • Assumes no prior knowledge of coding in any language
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About this Textbook

This engaging textbook provides an accessible introduction to coding and the world of Object-Oriented (OO) programming, using Java as the illustrative programming language. Emphasis is placed on what is most helpful for the first-time coder, in order to develop and understand their knowledge and skills in a way that is relevant and practical. The examples presented in the text demonstrate how skills in OO programming can be used to create applications and programs that have real-world value in daily life.

Topics and features: presents an overview of programming and coding, a brief history of programming languages, and a concise introduction to programming in Java using BlueJ; discusses classes and objects, reviews various Java library objects and packages, and introduces the idea of the Application Programming Interface (API); highlights how OO design forms an essential role in producing a useful solution to a problem, and the importance of the concept of class polymorphism; examines what to do when code encounters an error condition, describing the exception handling mechanism and practical measures in defensive coding; investigates the work of arrays and collections, with a particular focus on fixed length arrays, the ArrayList, HashMap and HashSet; describes the basics of building a Graphical User Interface (GUI) using Swing, and the concept of a design pattern; outlines two complete applications, from conceptual design to implementation, illustrating the content covered by the rest of the book; provides code for all examples and projects at an associated website.

This concise guide is ideal for the novice approaching OO programming for the first time, whether they are a student of computer science embarking on a one-semester course in this area, or someone learning for the purpose of professional development or self-improvement. The text does not require any prior knowledge of coding, software engineering, OO, or mathematics.

About the authors

Dr. Kingsley Sage is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Computing Sciences in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). He has more than 20 years of teaching experience, from the level of further/continuing education through to postgraduate-level teaching, in both traditional university teaching and adult education.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Origins of Programming

    Pages 1-9

    Sage, Dr. Kingsley

  • Procedural Programming Basics in Java

    Pages 11-35

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  • Getting into Object Oriented Programming

    Pages 37-56

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  • Library Classes and Packages

    Pages 57-74

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  • Modelling the World the Object Oriented Way

    Pages 75-98

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eBook 29,74 €
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Softcover 36,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13303-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concise Guide to Object-Oriented Programming
Book Subtitle
An Accessible Approach Using Java
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13304-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13304-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13303-0
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 195
Number of Illustrations
148 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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