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Teaching a Course on Understanding Java

The main aim of this paper is to explain the rationale behind the design of a course that is an introduction to programming using Java. One of the key features of this course is the early introduction of interfaces. The paper explains why it is appropriate to do this. The paper also points out some of the deficiencies in the design of classes that are made by textbooks that are targetted at this kind of course.

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The text of this paper was last updated on 22nd January 2000.
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