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How Easy is 'Easy Java Simulations' Programming?

Timothy Chartier (Davidson College) and Erich Kreutzer (Davidson College)


An important component of software's success is an inviting and intuitive interface. Graphics and animation often engage a user. However, such features can be the most time-consuming and difficult portions to add to programs. In this article, we introduce and review Easy Java Simulations software, often abbreviated EJS. We will discuss its striking benefits and also its limitations. Most of all, we will see how EJS can do the heavy-lifting of adding graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to your computer programs.

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Timothy Chartier (Davidson College) and Erich Kreutzer (Davidson College), "How Easy is 'Easy Java Simulations' Programming?," Convergence (September 2010), DOI:10.4169/loci003341