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Recommended Citation: Trentini, A and D Micucci.  Objects as Hypertexts: How to Render Objects with HTML for Teaching Purposes.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §400.
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Objects as Hypertexts: How to Render Objects with HTML for Teaching Purposes

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Andrea Trentini    [a1] [a2]
Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemistica e Comunicazione
UniversitÓ di Milano Bicocca    [u1] [u2]
Milano, Italy    [c1] [c2]

Daniela Micucci    [a1] [a2]
Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemistica e Comunicazione
UniversitÓ di Milano Bicocca    [u1] [u2]
Milano, Italy    [c1] [c2]

This is a description of a technique (and a tool, called HtmlStream) to visualize Java instances in HTML, Hypertext Markup Language (W3C 2000), format. It can be used to teach Java by clearly (and automatically) showing the relationships between class and instance and between classes and subclasses. HtmlStream has been described in a paper proposal ("HtmlStream - using html to visualize instances when teaching object-oriented languages") already submitted. Some basic knowledge of Java is required. This article is structured as following: 1) why we did it; 2) the output produced; 3) how to use it; 4) a consideration about UML, Unified Modeling Language (OMG 2000); 5) usage in actual courses; 6) final comments.

Keywords: object-orientation, visualization, class/instance, teaching, inheritance

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