This text is intended for a 1-, 2-, or 3-semester CS1 course sequence.
Daniel Liang teaches concepts of problem-solving and object-oriented programming using a fundamentals-first approach. Beginning programmers learn critical problem-solving techniques then move on to grasp the key concepts of object-oriented, GUI programming, advanced GUI and Web programming using Java.
Teaching and Learning Experience
To provide a better teaching and learning experience, for both instructors and students, this program offers:
Fundamentals-First Approach: Basic programming concepts are introduced on control statements, loops, functions, and arrays before object-oriented programming is discussed.
Problem-Driven Motivation: The examples and exercises throughout the book emphasize problem solving and foster the concept of developing reusable components and using them to create practical projects.
A Superior Pedagogical Design that Fosters Student Interest: Key concepts are reinforced with objectives lists, introduction and chapter overviews, easy-to-follow examples, chapter summaries, review questions, programming exercises, and interactive self-tests.
The Most Extensive Instructor and Student Support Package Available: The author maintains a website at www.cs.armstrong.edu/liang/intro10e that includes multiple interactive resources.