Title

Experiences Incorporating Java into the Introductory Sequence

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2003

Publication Title

Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges

Department

Mathematics and Computer Science

Abstract

This paper describes a restructuring of our introductory sequence that resulted in the adoption of Java in our data structures course. Our motivation and plans are discussed, and our experiences - not always positive - are presented. While some of these experiences are specific to our functional-first introductory sequence, issues such as the transition from Java to C++ and the impact on later courses are likely to arise in most departments.

Volume

19

Issue

2

pp.

247-253

ISSN

1937-4771