The third edition of Java Gently by Judith Bishop continues the successful approach that made earlier versions popular and has added improvements which will maintain its place as a worldwide bestseller. Java Gently teaches the reader how to program and how to do it in the best possible style in Java. In the process, it details the fundamental structures of the Java 2 language and most of its core libraries and utilities. The book covers object-orientation, software design, structured programming, graphical user interfacing, event-driven programming, networking, and an introduction to data structures. Java Gently gets students started on meaningful input/output in an object-oriented way without hiding basic concepts. Applets, multimedia, graphics, and networking are introduced as students encounter and can handle classes, objects, instantiation, and inheritance. The textbook's excellent pedagogy reinforces understanding and demonstrates good programming practice. The three kinds of diagrams include model, form, and algorithm diagrams. The fully worked examples have been carefully chosen to illustrate recently introduced concepts and solve real-world problems in a user-friendly manner. End of chapter multiple choice quizzes and problems allow students to test their comprehension of the material. Features - NEW! Updated for Java 2 including an introduction to the Swing set - NEW! Model diagrams easier to draw and brought into line with UML-based notation - NEW! Expanded form diagrams include a semantics section and are collected at the end of the book as a useful reference - NEW! A Web site containing quizzes, examples, FAQs, a discussion board and emailcontact with the author and the Java Gently team can be found at www.booksites.net Java Gently is intended for first time programmers as well as those fascinated by the possibilities of Java and the Internet. Judith Bishop is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, and has a wealth of experience teaching programming to undergraduates. She is the author of nine other textbooks. She serves on IFIP and IEEE committees concerned with the technical programming issues and the worldwide promotion of computing.
Parallel processing (Electronic computers) by Jean Bacon
Concurrency is at the heart of many topics within computer science and is the focus of this book from Jean Bacon. The successful straightfoward approach, coupled with new material on operating system functions, synchronization, shared memory, middleware, mobile computing and transaction processing will make this book a key core text for courses on concurrent or distributed systemsThe coverage in this third edition is now wholly relevant to a distributed computing course It provides students with the most up-to-date knowledge of the theory behind modern distributed systems, enabling them to move seamlessly from a first programming course to being able to program operating systems. The book is also suitable for self-study or distance learning and has been proven on a user base of many thousands of students.
It's no longer enough for today's students to master the basic concepts and constructs of a programming language. The new generation of computer users also need to be able to write programs that include menus, windows, web pages and interactive media. With a new, smoother introduction to object oriented concepts, this book gives students a thorough and accessible grounding in the basics of programming, while ensuring that modern techniques are used throughout.
Comparative Programming Languages identifies and explains the essential concepts underlying the design and use of programming languages and provides a good balance of theory and practice. The author compares how the major languages handle issues such as declarations, types, data abstraction, information hiding, modularity and the support given to the development of reliable software systems. The emphasis is on the similarities between languages rather than their differences. The book primarily covers modern, widely-used object-oriented and procedural languages such as C, C++, Java, Pascal (including its implementation in Delphi), Ada 95, and Perl with special chapters being devoted to functional and logic languages. The new edition has been brought fully up to date with new developments in the field: the increase in the use of object-oriented languages as a student's first langua≥ the growth in importance of graphical user interfaces (GUIs); and the widespread use of the Internet.
Prolog Programming for Artificial Intelligence Third edition Ivan Bratko The third edition of this best-selling guide to Prolog and Artificial Intelligence has been updated to include key developments in the field while retaining its lucid approach to these topics. Divided into two parts, the first part of the book introduces the programming language Prolog, while the second part teaches Artificial Intelligence using Prolog as a tool for the implementation of AI techniques. Prolog has its roots in logic, however the main aim of this book is to teach Prolog as a practical programming tool. This text therefore concentrates on the art of using the basic mechanisms of Prolog to solve interesting problems. The third edition has been fully revised and extended to provide an even greater range of applications, which further enhance its value as a self-contained guide to Prolog, AI or AI Programming for students and professional programmers alike. Features - Combined approach to Prolog and AI allows flexibility for learning and teaching - Provides a thorough representation of AI, emphasizing practical techniques and Prolog implementations - Prolog programs for use in projects and research are available for download on the World Wide Web. New for this edition: - Constraint Logic Programming - Qualitative Reasoning - Inductive Logic Programming - The addition of belief networks for handling uncertainty - A major update on machine learning - Additional techniques for improving program efficiency - Meta-programming is updated to show how Prolog can be used to implement other languages (including object-oriented programming) - A new Companion Web Site will contain further teaching materials and updates Author: Professor Ivan Bratko leads the AI groups in the Faculty of Computer and Information Science at both Ljubljana University and the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia. He has taught Prolog world-wide as well as applying Prolog in medical expert systems, robot programming, qualitative modelling and computer chess research.
Ada 95 is the first standardized object-oriented language, making it an ideal language to teach programming with. Assuming no previous knowledge of programming techniques, this book gives many examples and exercises as well as the syntax and different language rules. Ada 95 From the Beginning presents the concepts of programming in a logical, easy-to-understand sequence and discusses all the important features of Ada 95, including the late changes that occurred to the standard, and a full chapter on object-oriented features of the language. This book has a dual purpose: to illustrate the fundamental principles of good programming and to provide an accessible introduction to Ada 95. Although intended for beginners, the book covers all of the language, making it a useful reference. The third edition brings the whole book fully in-line with the Ada 95 standard, now an international ISO standard. 0201403765B04062001
Java (Computer program language) by Judy M. Bishop
The Java programming language is revolutionizing the world of computing and is set to become the language taught to programming students around the world. Java Gently is a programming text which aims to teach students how to program, and how to do it in the best possible style in Java. In the process, Java Gently covers all of the Java language, its standard libraries and utilities and the prospects it offers for the future. In terms of programming, it covers object-orientation, software design, structured programming, graphical user interfacing, networking and finishes with an introduction to algorithms and data structures. Judy Bishops approach and style will excite students and keep them interested in programming, covering the Web aspects of Java while ensuring that the important principles of good programming are mastered. Hallmark Features explanation by example, with over 75 fully-worked examples and case studies end of chapter summaries ten-point quizzes at the end of each chapter, with answers over 100 exercises an active Web site containing all the examples and a discussion board object-oriented class diagrams illustrating the examples emphasis on sound algorithm design an
Software Engineering presents a broad perspective on software systems engineering, concentrating on widely-used techniques for developing large-scale software systems. In seven parts, this best-selling book covers a wide spectrum of software processes from initial requirements elicitation through design and development to system evolution. It supports students taking undergraduate and graduate courses in software engineering and software engineers in industry who need to update their knowledge on new techniques such as requirements engineering, distributed systems architectures and system dependability. Extensive market research has ensured that this new edition is useful and relevant for both students and practising software engineers. The sixth edition has been restructured and updated, important new topics have been added and obsolete material has been cut. The end result is an even more focused book that is about 10% shorter than the previous edition. Changes from the fifth edition - There are new chapters covering software processes, distributed systems architectures, dependability and legacy systems. - Program examples are now in Java and graphical system models are described in the standard UML. - All chapters have been updated and several have been extensively rewritten. Reuse now focuses on component-based development and patterns; object-oriented design has a process focus and uses the UML; the chapters on requirements have been split to cover the requirements themselves and requirements engineering process; cost estimation has been updated to include the COCOMO 2 model. - The chapters on critical systems has been restructured so that reliability, safety, availability and security are integrated in chapters on critical systems specification, development and validation. - The section on formal specification has been cut to a single chapter and material on CASE has been integrated with the chapters covering the processes supported. Functional design has been incorporated in the new chapter on legacy systems. The book's web site (www.software-engin.com) includes links to material to support the use of the book in teaching and personal study. It includes an instructor's manual, overhead transparencies, source code of the program examples and additional material on CASE and formal specification. Ian Sommerville is Professor of Software Engineering at Lancaster University, England. He has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering education and research. His current areas of interest include computer-based systems engineering, requirements engineering, system dependability and software evolution.
"The third edition of this text incorporates the major recent developments in distributed systems technology. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, with emphasis on the Internet, intranets, the web and middleware. Other new topics include: fault modelling and fault tolerance, distributed objects and distributed multimedia systems. There is increased emphasis on algorithms and the discussion of security has been brought forward in the text and integrated with other related technologies. Unlike the previous editions, prior knowledge of UNIX is not required to follow the text." "As with previous editions, this book is intended to provide knowledge of the principles and practice of distributed system design. Information is conveyed in sufficient depth to allow readers to evaluate existing systems or design new ones. Case studies illustrate the design concepts for each major topic."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This text provides students with an overview of key issues in the study of programming languages. Rather than focus on individual language issues, Kenneth Louden focuses on language paradigms and concepts that are common to all languages.