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  • Published: 7 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780262045452
  • Imprint: MIT Press Academic
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $105.00

An Experiential Introduction to Principles of Programming Languages



A textbook that uses a hands-on approach to teach principles of programming languages, with Java as the implementation language.

This introductory textbook uses a hands-on approach to teach the principles of programming languages. Using Java as the implementation language, Rajan covers a range of emerging topics, including concurrency, Big Data, and event-driven programming. Students will learn to design, implement, analyze, and understand both domain-specific and general-purpose programming languages.

• Develops basic concepts in languages, including means of computation, means of combination, and means of abstraction.
• Examines imperative features such as references, concurrency features such as fork, and reactive features such as event handling.
• Covers language features that express differing perspectives of thinking about computation, including those of logic programming and flow-based programming.
• Presumes Java programming experience and understanding of object-oriented classes, inheritance, polymorphism, and static classes.
• Each chapter corresponds with a working implementation of a small programming language allowing students to follow along.

  • Published: 7 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780262045452
  • Imprint: MIT Press Academic
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $105.00

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