Filtering The Java Hype:
Real Experiences with Java at Gettysburg College

Rodney S. Tosten
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA


In December of 1995, Gettysburg College downloaded its first Java compiler. Since then, Java has grow roots in the department. It is used in the majority of the department's courses from CS1 to the senior capstone course. This talk presents Gettysburg's experiences with Java and the changes that have occurred with the adoption of this programming environment.


Professor Tosten is an Associate Professor in Gettysburg College, he earned BA in Mathematics from Gettysburg College in 1985, MS in Computer Science from West Virginia University in 1987, and Ph.D. in Information Technology and Engineering from George Mason University in 1990.

Colloquia Series page.