|Even a little
exposure to Java programming ahead of time will significantly
help you succeed in computer science.
Send Mr. Rogers an e-mail with the name of the course
(such as AP Physics) listed as the subject of the
He will be e-mailing you about extra credit opportunities available
over the summer. (Mr. Rís e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Java was created by Sun Computers and fortunately they have a number
of free tutorials available. To do anything in Java you will first
have to download the
JDK 6 Update
6 software. Go
to visit Suns Java tutorial site. Be sure to read the sections called
Getting Started and
Learning the Java Language. When you're ready to write a program
go to the section called
Your First Cup of Java. This section will walk you through the
steps in writing a simple program.
Become familiar with the vocabulary terms listed
We will be using an integrated development environment (IDE) called BlueJ to create programs in class.
download it for free). If you get stuck e-mail Mr
Rogers. He will do his best to help you.
Learning to program can be frustrating
at times, but stick with it and it will become a satisfying experience