As perhaps an even more dramatic illustration of the growth in complexity, it is sobering to realize that there are more public methods in the
javaxpackage hierarchies than there are words in Jensen and Wirth.
Eric Roberts, The Dream of a Common Language
SIGCSE Technical Simposium on Computer Science Education Proceedings, March 2004
The prerequisite for this class is CS 305.
The course is divided into fourteen one-week sections; see the syllabus for details.
The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in Howard Hall C-1 starting on Tuesday, 20 January. There is no class during Spring Recess, Tuesday 10 March and Thursday 12 March. The last day of class is Thursday, 30 April.
know sequential Java programming and some of the more common libraries,
have an understanding of basic object-oriented concepts, and
be familiar the Java facilities for graphics and user-interface programming.
All grades are kept with one digit of precision to the right of the decimal point and 0.05 rounded up. No grades are adjusted to a curve; that means, for example, that 89.9 is always a B+, never an A-.
95 ≤ A 90 ≤ A- < 95 86.6 ≤ B+ < 90 83.3 ≤ B < 86.6 80 ≤ B- < 83.3 76.6 ≤ C+ < 80 73.3 ≤ C < 76.6 70 ≤ C- < 73.3 60 ≤ D < 70 F < 60
Each individual quiz-, writing- and assignment-grade average is a straight, unweighted average.
Mid-term grades are the straight, unweighted averages of whatever quiz, writing, and assignment grades have accumulated by the mid-term grade deadline (Tuesday, 17 March).
This course covers features added to Java 5 (generics in particular); earlier editions of Core Java won't cover these features, so be sure to get at least the seventh edition, if not the edition you're supposed to get.
An annotated bibliography of books about Java.
Mail relevant to the class are stored in a hyper-mail archive. If your message is of general interest to the class, I'll store it, suitably stripped of identification and along with my answer, in the archive.
My attendance policy applies only to lecture attendance; it does not apply to other kinds of attendance which may be required for the course. Repeated failures to meet the attendance expectations set for tests, meetings, projects, labs or other forms of course work will have a bad influence on your grade.
Monmouth University does have a class attendance policy, which you can find in the Academic Information chapter of the Student Handbook. To the extent that I need to keep the record straight, I will take attendance. Attendance lists, however, are entirely for the University's benefit; I will make no use of them in grading.
First, the only complaint that matters is that something got marked wrong when it was actually right. When you come to complain, be prepared to present, in explicit detail, what it is you did and why you think it's right.
Second, complaints about a particular test or assignment are only valid until
the next test or assignment is due; after that point the book is permanently
closed on all previous test or assignment grades.
Assignments must be turned in by their due date; assignments turned in after
their due date are late. You should contact me as soon as possible if you need
to negotiate a due-date extension. The longer you wait to negotiate, the less
likely it is you'll be successful; in particular, you have almost no chance of
getting an extension if you try for one the day before the due date, and you
have no chance of getting an extention on the due date.
A late assignment is penalized five points a day for each day it's late. I use a 24-hour clock running from midnight to midnight to measure days; note this means that an assignment handed in the day after it's due is penalized ten points: five for the day it was due and five for the next day.
A make-up test must be scheduled to be taken by the date of the test following the missed test (or the final exam if you miss the last test). If a missed test is not made up by the time of the next test, you get a zero for the missed test.
There will be only one make up given per missed test. If more than one person misses the same test, those people will have to coordinate among themselves to pick a mutually agreeable date for the make up.
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What else can you do with the JVM?
Java notes and basics, written to fill in various lacunae and rectify various infelicities found in Java text books.
The previous version of this course.
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