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Introduction to Programming

Course Information

Primary Info / Resources

Other Details

  • Meeting Time: 8:00am - 11:30am, TR A-1220
  • Instructor: Dr. Bob Lutz
  • Course Homepage in D2L
  • Tutoring Info
    • tbd
  • Project Pages: Section01
  • Textbooks:
Cover Title Author Required? Link
Introjavaliang10e.jpg Introduction to Java Programming 10/e Y. Daniel Liang Yes
LearningProcessing.jpg Learning Processing Daniel Shiffman No, but strongly recommended

Auxiliary Materials

Here's a list of extra resources that may help:

  • MyProgrammingLab is an online coding environment that provides lots of feedback. The MPL problems for Chapters 1-9 are posted and you can approach in a self study fashion.

There’s always codingbat and another site called practiceit — if you’re familiar with those. Not as strong as MPL, in my opinion.

  • There are review/practice questions on Liang’s LiveLab site — these might be worth checking out.
  • For the Liang textbook, you can get go to the Companion Site and retrieve the solutions for all even-numbered, end of chapter problems. You might want to work some of those.
  • There’s an excellent text titled “Thinking in Java” by Bruce Eckel. Eckel offers the 3rd edition for free (electronic download). I’m not sure another text is really the best solution — but it’s an option.
  • Coupled with any of the above, situate yourself for a work session in the AEC or programming group lab (B-2450). That way, as you work through problems, experts will be nearby to get you unstuck quickly. I’ve seen students use this strategy very effectively.
  • Also, remember to post questions on the course's Help! - I have a question discussion forum, especially if you can’t get to the AEC or Programming Lab. Programming is a team sport and together we are stronger!

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