Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Program Development in Java by Barbara Liskov

Written by a world-renowned expert on programming methodology, this book shows how to build production-quality programs--programs that are reliable, easy to maintain, and quick to modify. Its emphasis is on modular program construction: how to get the modules right and how to organize a program as a collection of modules. The book presents a methodology effective for either an individual programmer, who may be writing a small program or a single module in a larger one; or a software engineer, who may be part of a team developing a complex program comprised of many modules. Both audiences will acquire a solid foundation for object-oriented program design and component-based software development from this methodology. Because each module in a program corresponds to an abstraction, such as a collection of documents or a routine to search the collection for documents of interest, the book first explains the kinds of abstractions most useful to programmers: procedures; iteration abstractions; and, most critically, data abstractions. Indeed, the author treats data abstraction as the central paradigm in object-oriented program design and implementation. The author also shows, with numerous examples, how to develop informal specifications that define these abstractions--specifications that describe what the modules do--and then discusses how to implement the modules so that they do what they are supposed to do with acceptable performance. Other topics discussed include: *Encapsulation and the need for an implementation to provide the behavior defined by the specification *Tradeoffs between simplicity and performance *Techniques to help readers of code understand and reason about it, focusing on such properties as rep invariants and abstraction functions *Type hierarchy and its use in defining families of related data abstractions *Debugging, testing, and requirements analysis *Program design as a top-down, iterative process, and design patterns The Java programming language is used for the book's examples. However, the techniques presented are language independent, and an introduction to key Java concepts is included for programmers who may not be familiar with the language. 0201657686B04062001

Buy Program Development in Java by Barbara Liskov from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780201657685
ISBN-10: 0201657686
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 196mm x mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Addison Wesley
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Program Development in Java by Barbara Liskov

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Program Development in Java book by Barbara Liskov and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Barbara Liskov

Barbara Liskov is professor of computer science at MIT. Well known for her contributions to programming methodology and software engineering, she is co-author (with John Guttag) of the influential book, Abstraction and Specification in Program Development. 0201657686AB04062001