Jones & Bartlett Learning Computer Science & Cybersecurity Blog

    Second Edition of Python Programming in Context Textbook Wins 2014 Texty Award

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Mar 3, 2014 4:00:43 AM

    The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) awarded a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) to Python Programming in Context, Second Edition by Bradley Miller and David Ranum, both of Luther College.

    Read More

    Topics: Award, Author, Bradley Miller, David Ranum, TAA, Text and Academic Authors Association, Texty, Second Edition, Programming, Python Programming in Context, Python

    Happy Computer Science Education Week!

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 9, 2013 10:28:36 AM

    Join us in celebrating the fourth annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) December 9-15, 2013.

    Read More

    Topics: Computer Science, Hour of Code, Computer Science Education Week, CSEdWeek, Introduction to Computer Science, Programming

    ACM Partners with to Expand Computer Science Education

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Aug 21, 2013 12:14:33 PM

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently announced a partnership with to expand computer science education in K-12 education. The goal of this partnership is to provide every K-12 student with exposure as a “rigorous discipline that includes some serious exposure to programming, systems, languages, and computer architecture.”
    ACM President Vinton Cerf said, “Reforming K–12 education to incorporate serious computer science seems vital to producing an informed public that has a deeper appreciation for the power of computing than video games and social networking.” Cerf also stated that an education in computer science would better prepare students for one of the projected 1.5 million job openings in computing-related fields over the next 10 years.

    Read More

    Topics: Computer Science, Association for Computing Machinery, Introduction to Computer Science, K-12 education, Programming

    It’s Computer Science Education Week

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Dec 18, 2012 8:44:10 AM

    The third annual Computer Science Education Week 2012 (CSEdWeek) is celebrated this week, December 9-15, 2012. First endorsed in 2010 by Congressmen Vernon Ehlers and Jared Polis, CSEdWeek is observed every year during the week of Grace Hopper’s birthday (born December 6, 1906), a pioneer in computer science.

    Read More

    Topics: Introduction to Computer Science, Programming, Game Development

    Computer Science and Digital Arts: A Multimedia Approach

    Posted by Lindsay White on Jul 30, 2012 1:31:55 PM

    California Institute of the Arts in Valencia CA, is combining computer science with digital arts.  The art school will offer a two-semester digital arts program to their undergraduates starting this fall. The institute's associate dean of research and development in digital arts, Ajay Kapur, understands the importance of providing students with basic programming skills,

    Read More

    Topics: Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Science, New Text, New text, CalArts, digital art, Java, java, Programming, multimedia

    Customizing Your Computer Science Curriculum Content is Now Easier Than Ever with Jones & Bartlett Learning PUBLISH

    Posted by admin on May 14, 2012 12:46:47 PM

    Perhaps you are covering JavaScript in your introduction to computer science course but you do not need an entire textbook. Or maybe you want to include a lesson on cyberethics in your information security course. The bottom line is, you know the material you want to teach, so why not customize the content to meet your exact curriculum needs?

    Read More

    Topics: Computer Science, computing, Information Security, Introduction to Computer Science, PUBLISH, Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Computer Organization, Cyberethics, Java, java, JavaScript, Programming

    Available in December: Programming with JavaScript

    Posted by admin on Nov 29, 2011 1:24:02 PM

    Programming with JavaScript: Algorithms and Applications for Desktop and Mobile Browsers

    John David Dionisio, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
    Ray Toal, PhD, Loyola Marymount University

    ISBN-13: 9780763780609  |  © 2013
    Will Publish: 12/16/2011

    Preview Chapter 9: Graphics & Animation


    Used in millions of web pages, JavaScript is an excellent teaching language and ideal for students delving into computer science for the first time. Designed specifically for the CS1 introductory programming course, Programming with JavaScript: Algorithms and Applications for Desktop and Mobile Browsers introduces students to computer science and programming using a modern approach. The text correlates to the ACM/IEEE CS1 course requirements and provides real-world case studies and numerous exercises throughout. The case studies show readers actual examples and their development from inception to final product.

    Read More

    Topics: New Text, forthcoming, Applications, Desktop, Java, JavaScript, Programming, algorithms

    Subscribe to Blog Email Updates

    Recent Posts

    Posts by Topic

    see all