Karel++: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming
October 1996, ©1997
Using the same format that has become so popular in Pascal, Karel the Robot has now become object-oriented. This book is intended to teach novice programmers the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. It accomplishes this goal with an analog equivalent of C++ that allows introductory computer science students to work through a programming project from start to finish.
The book opens by explaining the elaborate Robot world that Karel lives in, a world filled with objects. The text continues this strong metaphor throughout. Through the metaphor, students learn the art of solving programming problems in an object-oriented paradigm.
This text is suitable for any introductory or second course in computer science where C++ is used.
Primitive Instructions and Simple Programs.
Extending the Robot Programming Language.
Conditionally Executing Instructions.
Instructions That Repeat.
Advanced Techniques for Robots.
- Rich problem sets test students' understanding of programming fundamentals as they move through the robot world.
- Unique Application of programming skills heightens student motivation.
- Organization allows students and professors to easily navigate from the world of Pascal and structured programming to the world of C++ and OOP.
- Allows Object-Oriented concepts to be introduced into any programming course in an interesting way.
- Software included with the test guides students through the pitfalls of C++ programming.