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Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot
Object-Oriented Programming in Java™ with Games and Simulations
Written by Greenfoot creator and BlueJ developer, Michael Kolling, Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot uses Greenfoot, an award-winning educational programming environment, to teach standard Java programming.
Greenfoot uses simulations and games to teach object-oriented concepts and principles in a fun, easily accessible manner. Greenfoot bridges the gap to Java programming; it scales up well making even advanced topics easy to teach.
Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot provides:
To join the online Greenfoot community or check out shared resources for instructors and students, please visit www.greenfoot.org/book.
Michael Kölling is a professor at the Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK. He holds a PhD in computer science from Sydney University, and has worked in Australia, Denmark and the UK. Michael’s research interests are in the areas of object-oriented systems, programming languages, software tools, computing education and HCI. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics and is co-author of a Java textbook (Objects First with Java, Pearson Education, 2008.(ISBN 0-13-606086-2). Michael is one of the developers of BlueJ, an educational programming environment, and more recently, the Greenfoot platform. The Higher Education Academy elected Michael as a National Teaching Fellow in 2008.
Book is in great shape. Is exactly what I needed for my summer Java class. Too bad it is the last semester it is being used, due to the new edition being implemented.Published 5 months ago by Melissa Specht
Greenfoot is a Java-based language constructed from a set of objects with methods that can be imported into and modified in programs. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles Ashbacher
Good reading tool for those new to Programming classes. My Freshman is taking Programming 1 and it has been very helpful so far.Published 9 months ago by cdaofga
A bit expensive, like all such books, but Greenfoot is a great way for high school or college students to get a first introduction to Java programming. Read morePublished 13 months ago by I will think of a clever name later
Had to buy it for a class, that cost it a star.
Otherwise, pretty much is as advertised.
The entire thing holds you by the hand and steps you through the concepts. Read more
book was in great shape used, beginner stages of java but is a great introduction for any student. freeware is on-line but you still need the bookPublished 21 months ago by Derek
Learning a great deal about coding. This book is required for my high school computer course. As advertised, even though it was gently used it's in great shape.Published on October 8, 2013 by Liz S.
This textbook attempts to go beyond simply lecturing about how to do something and take the extra step of drawing in the reader and having them actually follow along. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Andrew W.