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Programming Abstractions

by Julie Zelenski

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This course is the natural successor to Programming Methodology and covers such advanced programming topics as recursion, algorithmic analysis, and data abstraction using the C++ programming language, which is similar to both C and Java. If you've taken the Computer Science AP exam and done well (scored 4 or 5) or earned a good grade in a college course, Programming Abstractions may be an appropriate course for you to start with, but often Programming Abstractions (Accelerated) is a better choice. Programming Abstractions assumes that you already have familiarity with good programming style and software engineering issues (at the level of Programming Methodology), and that you can use this understanding as a foundation on which to tackle new topics in programming and data abstraction. Topics: Abstraction and its relation to programming. Software engineering principles of data abstraction and modularity. Object-oriented programming, fundamental data structures (such as stacks, queues, sets) and data-directed design. Recursion and recursive data structures (linked lists, trees, graphs). Introduction to time and space complexity analysis. Uses the programming language C++ covering its basic facilities.

Customer Reviews


This is definitely an excellent class to learn. But the resolution of the videos is very low. It is really hard for me to recognize what is actually displayed on the screen. It'll be great if you guys can provide PDF files of the slides just like the iPhone course here in iTunes U.


Great Course, low resolution video

Great course really enjoyed it however, video is unreadable during most example showing the computer screen.

please do something for display!

seriously my eyes hurt!
cannot recognize even a single letter on the screen!
seems like nothing will happen even if I write a review 'cause this course was uploaded 4 yrs ago.
but plz do something! you know we cannot understand what's going on there without seeing letters on the screen..