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ISBN-10 0132928523ISBN-13 9780132928526
ISBN-10 0132923513ISBN-13 9780132923514
Author(s): Mark J. Guzdial; Barbara Ericson
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 448

This unique book uses multimedia applications to motivate introductory computer science majors or non-majors. The book's hands-on approach shows how programs can be used to build multimedia computer science applications that include sound, graphics, music, pictures, and movies. The students learn a key set of computer science tools and topics, as well as programming skills; such as how to design and use algorithms, and practical software engineering methods. The book also includes optional coverage of HCI, as well as rudimentary data structures and databases using the user-friendly Python language for implementation. Guzdial also demonstrates how to communicate compatibly through networks and do concurrent programming.