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Welcome to Computer Science 102, aka CMSC 10200-1.
In this course, you will learn how to write Java programs, how to write Java programs for the world wide web, how to build databases, and how to build database-driven websites with Java and databases.
The course lectures will be given Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:20 in Ryerson 276. Labs will be given Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:50 in the MacLab (downstairs at the Regenstein). Labs are mandatory.
(office hrs location)
|Kenneth Harris||instructor||251 Ryerson||MWF, 1-2 and by appointment||kaharris|
|Week 1||Java: introduction: classes & objects, types|
|Week 2||Java: functions, methods, conditionals|
|Week 3||Java: JSP|
|Week 4||Java: arrays, loops|
|Week 5||Java: subtyping, interfaces, extensions / Java test|
|Week 6||Databases: relational databases|
|Week 7||Databases: SQL / SQL quiz|
|Week 8||Java: collections, enums, type parameters|
|Week 9||curricular slush and/or special topics (GUIs, perhaps)|
|Week 10||final project presentations|
Lab attendance is mandatory. Any absences for particular labs must be arranged ahead of time or else the absentee will earn no credit.
There will be no final exam.
Your grade will be computed roughly according to the following scheme: homeworks 30%, labs 30%, midterm and quiz 20%, final project 20%.
The primary text of this course will be the content of the lectures, and the course notes I post to this website to supplement them.
The following optional reference book is for sale at the seminary co-op:
Java in a Nutshell, 5th Edition, David Flanagan.Another good book is
Java Precisely, Second Edition, Peter Sestoftbut be forewarned: this book is not intended for beginners; it assumes that you already know how to program. It does however have the following advantages: it is comprehensive, it is concise, and it is inexpensive.