5.1. Pointers Chapter Introduction¶
The prose and images in this version originally came from a document written by Nick Parlante of Stanford University, and used by permission of the author: "Pointers and Memory" by Nick Parlante, Copyright 1998-2000, Stanford CS Education Library.
This version of the book focuses on pointers in Java. The orginal version of the material was written for C/CPP.
Our goals for this project include the following:
- A series of visualizations to support the prose
- A substantial number of interactive, small programming exercises. Our inspiration for these is the JhavePop, whose authors are collaborators within the OpenDSA project.
- A substantial number of small exercises that show a few lines of code and ask the reader to manipulate a visual interface to show the effects of the code.
- Automated feedback including program visualizations for student answers to the programming exercises.