By Bertrand Meyer

From item expertise pioneer and ETH Zurich professor Bertrand Meyer, winner of the Jolt award and the ACM software program method Award, a innovative textbook that makes studying programming enjoyable and worthwhile. Meyer builds his presentation on a wealthy object-oriented software program procedure helping images and multimedia, which scholars can use to supply notable purposes from day one, then comprehend within out as they examine new programming strategies.

Unique to the touch of sophistication is a mix of a pragmatic, hands-on method of programming with the creation of sound theoretical help all in favour of assisting scholars research the development of top of the range software program. using complete colour brings fascinating programming options to life.

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In any case, no introductory course that I know covers all of them, so students need to learn more regardless of the initial teaching language. Programming languages and the programming culture associated with each of them are interesting objects of study. Our group at ETH, which teaches introductory programming in Eiffel, has introduced courses for the third year and beyond, devoted to specific languages: “Java in Depth”, “C# in Depth” etc. Once you understand the concepts of programming, you are well prepared to master diverse languages.

We strive to retain these benefits, as well as the relationship to mathematics, present here through logic and Design by Contract. But in my opinion object technology provides students with a better grasp of the issues of program construction. Not only is an O-O approach in line with the practices of the modern software industry, which has shown little interest in functional programming; more importantly for our pedagogical goals, it emphasizes system building skills and software architecture, which should be at the center of computer science education.

Singh and B. ), 1993, pages 585-594. [8] Bertrand Meyer: Object-Oriented Software Construction, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 1997, especially chapter 29, “Teaching the Method”. [9] Bertrand Meyer: Software Engineering in the Academy, in Computer (IEEE), vol. 34, no. pdf. [10] Bertrand Meyer: The Outside-In Method of Teaching Introductory Programming, in Manfred Broy and Alexandre V. , Ershov Memorial Conference, volume 2890 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 66-78. Springer, 2003. [11] Christine Mingins, Jan Miller, Martin Dick, Margot Postema: How We Teach Software Engineering, in Journal of Object-Oriented Programming (JOOP), vol.

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