Lecture 01-Java Types, Expressions, and Assignment

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1 1 CS1110. Lecture 1, 31 Aug 2010. Types, expressions, variables, assignment statements Summary of lectures : On course webpage, click on “Lecture summaries”. Quote for the day: Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. --Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 Not getting emails from us via the CS1110 CMS? Then either: 1. You are not registered in the CMS. Email Maria Witlox mwitlox@cs.cornell.edu and ask her to register you. She needs your netid. 2. Your email is bouncing. Your Cornell email information is not set up correctly or the place to which you forward it is having trouble. Best thing to do: email yourself, at netid@cornell.edu , see what happens, and Fx it. Brief interlude 2 ±rom the Economist: Teach computing, not Word: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2010/08/computing_schools Like philosophy, computing qua computing is worth teaching less for the subject matter itself and more for the habits of mind that studying it encourages. The best way to encourage interest in computing in school is to ditch the vocational stuff that strangles the subject currently, give the kids a simple programming language, and then get out of the way and let them experiment. ±or some, at least, it could be the start of a life-long love affair. Brief interlude (continued)
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course CS 1110 taught by Professor Davidgries during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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