The suggested text for CSE 130 is Modern Programming Languages: A Practical Introduction, by Adam Brooks Webber (ISBN 1-887902-76-7), and will be available at the UCSD Bookstore after Jan 11th.
The textbook, however, is not required. We will maily use course materials such as reference works, web sites and tutorials that will be made available on this site as appropriate. Please note that, because of the very broad range of topics covered in this class, only a small subset of the material presented during lectures will appear in the textbook, and furthermore, the textbook may present the material differently and/or in greater depth. Acceptable completion of the course assignments and examinations will require familiarity with the assigned readings and material covered in class and section, and so paying attention during lectures and section is exceptionally important.