Presentation
An ultra-lightweight Java interpreter for bridging CS1
3rd Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology CSEIT 2012
  • Phil Stocks , Bond University
Date of this Version
11-19-2012
Document Type
Conference Paper
Publication Details

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Stocks, P. (2012). An ultra-lightweight Java interpreter for bridging CS1. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology CSEIT 2012, Singapore.

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© Copyright P. A. Stocks, 2012

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Abstract

This paper presents an ultra-lightweight Java interpreter for use in teaching CS1 courses. The interpreter is targeted specifically at complete beginner programmers and addresses aspects particularly relevant or troublesome to novices, such as expressions, method calls, method calls as sub-expressions, and recursion. The interpreter works on a subset of Java and is intended as a bridge to a more complete environment. Experiences using the interpreter in a semester of CS1 are favourable, and an analysis of its deployment is presented.

Citation Information
Phil Stocks. "An ultra-lightweight Java interpreter for bridging CS1" 3rd Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology CSEIT 2012 (2012) p. 1 - 8
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/phil_stocks/3/