Computer Programming
Lecturer: Francesco Ricci

Academic year 2017-2018 - 1st Semester


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Start date:  October 5th 2017
Lectures:  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:45-12:45
Labs:  Tuesday: 16:00-18:00 Markus Gritch (C); 14:00-16:00 and 16:00-18:00 Mehdi Elahi (B and A). Wednesday: 14:00-15:00 Markus Gritch (C); 14:00-15:00 and 15:00-16:00 Mehdi Elahi (B and A).
Hours of availability for students and tutoring: Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00  (send me an email to set the appointment)

Objectives: The objective of the Introduction to Programming course is to teach the fundamental principles of programming. We will use an object-oriented approach and the student will learn how objects "speak" and "cooperate" to solve a problem. We will teach how to solve problems with good programs. Hence not only how to write programs but also how to design and implement effective solutions. The learning will be based on examples, from very simple ones to more complex. We will use the Java programming language. 




1) Introduction to computers and programming:

2) Data and Expressions:
3) Classes and Objects:

4) Writing Classes:

5) Conditionals and Loops:

6) Loops II:

7) Software Development and Interfaces:

8) Arrays:

9) Inheritance:

10) Polymorphism:

11) Exceptions:

12) Recursion:

13) Collections


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