How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing (Matthias Felleisen, et al)

 
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How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing (Matthias Felleisen, et al)

This second edition has undergone a thorough revision. The second edition introduces many design recipes for interactive programs with graphical user interfaces and batch processes, although the book still teaches a methodical approach to program design.

It also adds various new clues to its design recipes for functionalities. Finally, testing, event-driven programming, images as plain values, and even distributed programming are now supported by the teaching languages and their IDE.

The foundation of a liberal arts education is computer science, which is emphasized in this introduction to programming. It concentrates on the program design process, as opposed to other beginning publications, and provides program design principles that demonstrate to the reader how to assess a problem statement, set clear goals, create examples, create an outline of the solution, complete the program, and test it.

The work does not employ an off-the-shelf industrial language but rather delivers a tailored instructional language because learning to create programs is about the study of concepts and the acquisition of transferrable skills.

It also provides DrRacket, a programming environment for beginners that encourages interactive, feedback-focused learning, for the same reason. As readers gain mastery of the information in the book, the environment develops alongside them until it can support a full-fledged language for the complete range of programming jobs.

Ebook Details

About the Authors
  • German-American author and professor of computer science, Matthias Felleisen. He is currently a Trustee Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences.
  • A member of the core development team for the Racket programming languages, Shriram Krishnamurthi is a computer scientist who teaches computer science at Brown University. He is also in charge of developing software packages like the Debugger, the FrTime package, and the networking library.
Publisher
Published
Published Date / Year
2nd edition (May 4, 2018); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed, February 9th, 2022)
License(s)
CC BY-NC-ND
Hardcover
792 pages
eBook Format
HTML and PDF (981 pages)
ISBN-10
0262534800 / 0262062186 (1st edition)
ISBN-13
978-0262534802 / 978-0262062183 (1st edition)

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