Thursday, July 28, 2016

Walls and Mirrors, 6th ed., receives the 2016 McGuffey Longevity Award

On Friday June 24, my co-author and I were honored to have the 6th edition of Data Abstraction & Problem Solving: Walls and Mirrors receive the McGuffey Longevity Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association at their 29th annual conference, which took place in San Antonio, Texas. This award honors textbooks whose "excellence has been demonstrated over time." Indeed, the first edition of this book was published in 1995. Shortly after we learned of this honor, our 7th edition was released!

I am both excited and honored to have the 6th edition of Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors receive the 2016 TAA McGuffey Longevity Award. I share this honor with my co-author for the sixth and seventh editions, Timothy Henry, all of the people who have helped to improve the book over the course of its long life, and everyone at Pearson Education. —Frank M. Carrano
I have been incredibility fortunate to work on this textbook with Frank, and I’m grateful for his insights and guidance and for the support of the Pearson team. This recognition honors the tremendous amount work required to keep the material current and relevant. —Timothy M. Henry

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I am changing platforms from Wordpress to Blogger, and so have moved from to Nothing against Wordpress, but keeping it updated on my university's server was tedious. Eventually, I'll move the more interesting posts—including my interviews with former students—from my old blog to this one. More to come!