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

Instructor: Alexander Yates

TA: Liang Lan

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.


  • 11/3: The location for the Final Exam has been announced: Ritter Walk Auditorium.

  • 9/27: The Student Help Lab is now open.
    You can visit the Student Help Lab to talk with senior CIS majors for help with any programming problems or homeworks or general understanding questions related to this class. They're a very good resource for you, and I highly recommend talking to them. They're available in the labs on the 2nd floor of Wachman Hall, and their hours are available here.

  • 9/19: Richard Karp, arguably the most famous living computer scientist, is giving a Distinguished Lecture on Sept. 28 at 11am. Full details here.

  • 9/19: Your first midterm is next Monday, 9/26.

  • 8/28: 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.

  • 8/28: Welcome to CIS 1068!