Comp 212: Intermediate Programming
COMP 212 introduces students to object-oriented program design and the fundamental
algorithms and data structures of imperative programming. All programming assignments
are done in the Java programming language. Several programming projects of moderate
size will help students to learn
- how to design object-oriented programs using design patterns;
- how to choose appropriate data structures and algorithms that strike a balance
between logical simplicity and performance; and
- how to write programs in stream-oriented and event-oriented style.
The exercises will involve common data structures such as lists, stacks, queues,
search trees, syntax trees, and hash tables, and will use algorithms for sorting,
searching, and graph traversal. Some exercises will involve writing programs
driven by a graphics user interface (GUI).
Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments
or accommodations is requested to speak with us during the first two weeks of
class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities
should also contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center.
News and Updates:
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Read the above article and come to class next week with questions!
to a new semester of Comp 212. The following labs are available; just
show up at any one of them.
- Monday: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (M1, Sewall 101), 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (M2, Sewall
- Tuesday: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (T1, Sewall 207).
- Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Freeman, Head First Design Patterns, O'Reilly,
- Ken Arnold and James Gosling, The Java Programming Language (Third Edition),
- James Cooper, Java Design Patterns, A Tutorial AW 2000.
- Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vlissides, Design
Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
- Mark Grand, Patterns in Java, John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
- David Geary, Graphic Java 2, Mastering the JFC 3rd edition, Sun Microsystems
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