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The 2004 school year marked significant changes in the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science curriculum. Most visibly, Java replaced C++ as the exam-testable programming language. More fundamentally, however, the AP CS curriculum now places a greater emphasis on object-oriented design than in previous years. Students are expected to be able to implement(More)
With the Java language replacing C++ on the 2004 AP CS Exam, teachers need to be informed about the changes that must be implemented to support an OO approach to programming. This special session will include a retrospective look at the motivation behind the change to an object-oriented language, the process undertaken to select a testable language subset,(More)
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