This course features a complete set of lecture notes
for all sessions and a complete set of assignments in the projects
section. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
This course focuses on introducing the language, libraries, tools and concepts of JavaTM
. The course is specifically targeted at students who intend to take 6.170
in the following term and feel they would struggle because they lack the necessary background. Topics include: Object-oriented programming, primitives, arrays, objects, inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, hashing, data structures, collections, nested classes, floating point precision, defensive programming, and depth-first search algorithm.