This 14-chapter text uses a combination of Alice 3 and pure Java to introduce beginning students to object-oriented (OO) programming concepts. Originally developed to eliminate barriers that have traditionally prevented many students from successfully learning to program, Alice 3, the latest release... more
Designed as a full core text for an introductory programming course.
Uses Alice 3's drag-and-drop environment to introduce the fundamentals of programming without syntax errors.
"Spiral" pedagogical approach covers objects, methods, variables, control structures, arrays, and events in both Alice 3... more
More than 200 new illustrations demonstrate how to use Alice 3's new integrated development environment (IDE).
Examples throughout the first six chapters are based on Alice 3's professionally created Sims™ models, donated by Electronic Arts; examples in the final eight chapters have been updated to... more