The Object of Java: Introduction to Programming Using Software Engineering Principles
|UW-L Author:||David D. Riley, Ph.D.
Riley, David D. The Object of Java: Introduction to Programming Using Software Engineering Principles. Boston: Addison Wesley, 2005.The Object of Java uses an “object-centric” approach to give students a solid introduction to the power of programming with Java. This edition fully incorporates features of the Java 5.0 language, along with the use of Java’s awt and swing classes, providing students with an opportunity to practice the skills and techniques that serve as the building blocks of modern software development.
The Object of Java, Second Edition features:
- Greater emphasis on objects–goes beyond an “early-objects” focus, making objects a theme from the very start. Includes examples and exercises that explore object-oriented programming and clarifies how it applies to software engineering.
- Software engineering focus–weaves software engineering programming skills into every topic. Incorporates the use of Unified Modeling Language (UML), pattern-based programming, and pre- and post-conditions.
- New Java 5.0–the advantages of this language upgrade include the use of generics, the assert statement, enumerated data types, the Scanner class, and discussions on the for loop statement.
- Swing and awt–preserves and enhances the text’s fundamental reliance on Java’s “real” external classes and gentle introduction to applications with graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
- Over 80 complete program examples.
About the Author
David D. Riley is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, where he teaches programming for beginners and for experienced programmers. His areas of specialty include object-oriented software development, software engineering, and computer security. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa. Professor Riley is the author of other programming books, including The Object of Data Abstraction and Structures using Java.