Teach Processing first and then transition students to Java so they have a transition to a professional level programming language in a relatively seamless manner.

  • In Processing students should have experience with the following constructs they’ll also use in Java:
    • methods
    • loops
    • variables
    • return types
    • parameters
  • To transition to Java, teach students the following additional content:
    • Explain methods and instance variables must be declared as either public or private.
    • Introduce the syntax for Java classes: public class ClassName
    • Show students how to create a main method: public static void main(String[] args)

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Interview with Aaron Cadle.