Nane Kratzke


Fundamentals of Programming

Published: 16 Sep 2015 (latest update: 19 Nov 2015)
Short: GProg
Semester: WS 2015/16
Study: Information Technology and Design

The lecture is about fundamentals of programming for freshman students.

The lecture covers aspects like primitive and reference data types, operators, expressions, control flow, routine (method) definitions recursive and object oriented programming. JAVA is used as teaching language, nevertheless the principles are applicable to every (imperative or class based object oriented) programming language.

The lecture is given for information technology and design students at L├╝beck University of Applied Sciences and will cover following aspects:

  • Fundamental concepts of programming including programming paradigms and runtime models
  • Variables, data types, operators and expressions
  • Control flow and routines (functions, procedures, methods)
  • Reference data types and collections
  • (Stream based) I/O programming and serialization of objects
  • Recursive programming and datastructures


  • Unit 1: Core concepts of programming
  • Unit 2: Fundamentals of imperative programming
  • Unit 3: Reference data types and collections
  • Unit 4: I/O programming, serialization (self study, not covered in lecture)
  • Unit 5: Recursive and functional programming
  • Exercises
  • Youtube playlist: Excercises of WS2015/16 explained (Thanks to Marco Torge Gabrecht for providing this tremendous work.)