Rank 6741 (April 7, 2004, 0) - All those compile errors for Java… <grumble> I’m sticking to
that language out of principle and because our students will probably
submit using it, so I need to demonstrate that almost all the problems
are easily doable in Java.
I had to rewrite the Australian Voting solution several times to get
it to pass the weird mix of Java 1.1
Java interpreters (November 8, 2003, 0) - Miguel Paraz saw my TODO on finding a Java
interpreter and he pointed me to
Beanshell. I’ve been thinking about
using a Java interpreter in my introductory computing class in order
to help my students grasp Java concepts more easily. Students can use
the Beanshell interpreter to explore arithmetic expressions,
variables, input (through JOptionPane), Boolean logic, ifs, loops, and
even a little
Another point: out of order messages (February 24, 2004, 0) - We should store unresolved message-ids somewhere and fill them in later when we see them.
Objects-First Java with BlueJ (May 6, 2004, 0) - My talk at the PinoyJUG session yesterday was about teaching Java the
objects-first way. I expected an audience of mostly Java instructors
and looked forward to sharing what I’d learned for my first year of
teaching. However, almost all the attendees were professionals taking
up Java. S’okay; made do. Dominique and Eric were there—yay!
I had problems with my resolution
Links from the past (September 24, 2003, 0) - First noticed on 2003.02.12
- Redesigning an Introductory Java Course to Bridge the Gender Gap (http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~tshih/THESIS/thesisFinal.doc)
- Introduction to Programming Using Java (http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/)