1.1.1. Preface

This AP CS A Java 2019 course was adapted from the AP CS A Java Review e-book written by Dr. Barbara Ericson, while she was a senior research scientist at Georgia Tech, currently Assistant Professor of Information at University of Michigan. She published this book using a modified BSD license to encourage people to use it, change it, and modify it for their own purposes.

The 2019 version of this book is being modified by Dr. Beryl Hoffman, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Elms College, MA, with the support of a 2019 Google CS-ER grant and the Mobile CSP project (https://www.mobile-csp.org). Special thanks to Barb Ericson, Beth Simon, John Figliulo, Pauline Lake, Jennifer Rosato, Kim Evelti, Becky Stacey, Art Lopez, and Kyle Gillette for feedback, edits, and ideas. We hope that CSP teachers and students can use this interactive book to help transition from AP CSP to AP CS A.

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Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the use of the Runestone platform and Jobe server run by Brad Miller, and the past use of the Jobe server from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Special thanks also to the following people that we have collaborated with:

Thank you also to the National Science Foundation for supporting our ebook work through several grants: Grant No. 1432300, 1138378, and 1228352.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Google has supported this work through their Google RISE Awards: TFR14-03256, TFR14-00363, and TFR-16-01052. They have also supported our efforts to help more under-represented students succeed in their AP CS A courses and on the exam.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Google.

Contributors

The following people have contributed to this ebook:

Several students at Georgia Tech have helped review the eBook:

Several students at the University of California, San Diego have been involved in creating multiple choice questions for the EBook.

Many others have been involved in the creation of content for the eBook (including high school students).

License

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