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CIS 1068 (formerly CIS 67): Program Design and Abstraction

Instructor: Alexander Yates

Office Hours: Mondays, 11am-1pm

TA (Section 001): Kosta Ristovski

Office Hours: Mondays 10am-12pm; Tuesdays 1-2pm; Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm; Fridays 11am-12pm; Wachman Hall 323

TA (Section 002): Ping Zhang

Office Hours: Fridays, 12pm-2pm, Wachman Hall 322

Course Description: Introduction to problem solving and programming in Java, software engineering, procedural and data abstraction, and object-oriented programming, including class hierarchies, inheritance and interfaces. Data types covered include primitive data types, strings, classes, arrays, vectors, and streams. Programming techniques include at least one technique for searching and sorting an array and an introduction to file processing.


  • 1/25: The Help Lab schedule for Spring 2012 has been posted, available here.
    The Help Lab is located on the second floor of Wachman Hall, in room 218. Students who have expertise in various subjects are available at the Help Lab to help you with questions related to your courses. They are a valuable resource; please make use of them!

  • 1/9: Instructions for installing Java on your home Windows computer are available here.
    Several people have asked me why Windows complains that the "javac" command cannot be found on your home computer. Most likely, it is because Java is not installed on your machine; or else, if it is installed, it is not on your System "Path". Follow the link to find instructions to fix this. Note that all the Lab machines in Wachman already have Java installed.

  • 1/9: Welcome to CIS 1068!