Rethinking the Java Curriculum: Goodbye, HelloWorld!
Subject:   Don't have them write the whole app
Date:   2002-08-21 12:33:20
From:   cmoyer
Well, a simple way to avoid the "main" issue and present them with something interesting to do is to provide them with a harness for objects they create.

Perhaps the instructors provides aquarium.class and fish.class. Then the students simply write which inherits from fish and pass it to the aquarium. The fish can react to events OnFood(), OnTapOnTank(), etc...

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