JAVA: An Eventful Approach
This site provides access to teaching materials associated with the
text, Java: An eventful approach by Kim
B. Bruce, Andrea Pohoreckyj Danyluk, and Thomas P. Murtagh, which is
published by Pearson (formerly Prentice-Hall). The key features of the
approach taken by our text are "objects first", "events first", and
"concurrency early." We also emphasize graphics as a pedagogical aid.
Students use graphical objects and do event-driven
programming (primarily using mouse events) from the beginning.
Concurrency is introduced at about 1/3 of the way through the text.
The papers found under the "Instructor's Resources" link
discuss the pedagogical advantages of this approach.
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Andrea Pohoreckyj Danyluk, and Thomas P. Murtagh.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No. 0088895. Any opinions, findings, and
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