A humorous and friendly introduction to programming for undergraduate students meeting the subject for the first time. Using Java as a running example, the authors outline the principles of programming that will serve as a valuable foundation in good practice for when students meet other languages in later courses. Packed with cartoons and entertaining examples, this book is an accessible, student friendly guide to programming for beginners.
TONY JENKINS is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. His main area of research lies in innovative approaches to the teaching of computing, and especially introductory programming. He has written and spoken widely on the best ways to teach programming, and was awarded an MSc by the University of Kent in 2002 for research on the best ways to go about teaching it.
GRAHAM HARDMAN works as a Computer Support Officer in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. He is an experienced programmer in C, Java, Perl and Python.