Fast Track to Java 8 and OO Development Training in Augusta

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Fast Track to Java 8 and OO Development class in Augusta, Maine by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Fast Track to Java 8 and OO Development may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Fast Track to Java 8 and OO Development may be taught at one of our local training facilities.

Answers to Popular Questions:

 
Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
Yes, we provide Java Programming consulting services.
Yes, group discounts are provided.

Course Description

 
In addition to teaching you everything you need to become productive in basic Java programming, this course draws on our extensive experience to provide a solid understanding of the core OO and Java concepts and practices needed to create well designed Java programs. It covers all the key OO capabilities and how to use them in Java, including material on creating well designed Java classes, using encapsulation, building more complex functionality with composition, and using inheritance to share functionality and create specialized types. It also covers more advanced concepts such as using interfaces, working with the Java Collections Framework, and overviews of accessing databases with JDBC and JPA (including labs using JPA).
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)

Prerequisites

Suitable for programmers with existing programming experience

Course Outline

 

Session 1: A First Look

  • A Simple Java Class 
  • Java’s “Hello World” Program
  • LABS:
    • Hello World:  A Simple Application

Session 2: Java Basics

  • Language and Platform Features 
  • Program Life Cycle
  • The Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
  • LABS:
    • Working with the Development Environment

Session 3: Class and Object Basics

  • The Object Model and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Classes, References, and Instantiation
  • Adding Data to a Class Definition
  • Adding Methods (Behavior)
  • LABS:  
    • Exploring Types and Object Instances
    • Writing and Using a Class Definition with Fields and Methods

Session 4: More on Classes and Objects

  • Accessing data, the "this" variable
  • Encapsulation and Access Control, public and private Access
  • Constructors and Initialization
  • static Members of a Class
  • Scopes, Blocks, References to Objects
  • Type-safe Enums
  • LABS:  
    • Encapsulation / Access Protection
    • Writing and Using Constructors
    • (Optional) Static Members
    • Using enums
    • Using the Debugger

Session 5: Flow of Control

  • Branching: if, if-else, switch
  • Iteration: while, do-while, for, break, continue
  • LABS:  
    • Flow of Control / Data Validation

Session 6: Strings and Arrays

  • String, StringBuffer, StringBuilder
  • Arrays, Primitive Arrays, Arrays of Reference Types
  • varargs
  • LABS:  
    • Using Strings and Arrays

Session 7: Packages

  • Package Overview - Using Packages to Organize Code
  • import statements
  • Creating Packages, package Statement, Required Directory Structure
  • Finding Classes, Packages and Classpath
  • LABS: 
    • Using Packages to Organize Code

Session 8: Composition and Inheritance

  • Using Composition to Deal With Complexity
  • Composition/HAS-A, Delegation
  • Using Inheritance and Polymorphism to share commonality
  • IS-A, extends, Inheriting Features, Overriding Methods, Using Polymorphism
  • Class Object
  • Abstract Classes
  • LABS: 
    • (Optional) Working with Composition
    • Using Inheritance to Specialize Classes

Session 9: Interfaces

  • Using Interfaces to Define Types
  • Interfaces and Abstract Classes
  • Default Methods and static Methods (Java 8)
  • LABS: 
    • Using Interfaces to Remove Implementation Dependencies 

Session 10: Exceptions

  • Exceptions and the Exception Hierarchy
  • try and catch
  • Handling Exceptions
  • Program Flow with Exceptions
  • finally
  • LABS: 
    • Throwing and Handling Exceptions

Session 11: Java Collections and Generics

  • The Collections Framework and its API
  • Collections and Java Generics
  • Collection, Set, List, Map, Iterator
  • Autoboxing
  • Collections of Object (non-generic)
  • Using ArrayList, HashSet, and HashMap
  • for-each Loop
  • Processing Items With an Iterator
  • More About Generics
  • LABS:  
    • Using Lists and Generics
    • Using Sets

Session 12: Database Access with JDBC and JPA

  • JDBC Overview
    • JDBC Architecture and API
    • Using DriverManager, Connection, Statement and ResultSet
  • JPA Overview
    • JPA Architecture and Programming View
    • Entity Classes and Annotations
    • Mapping an Entity Class
    • EntityManagerFactory and EntityManager
    • Working with JPA (Find by primayry key and inserts)
  • LABS: 
    • Mapping an Entity Class
    • Working with JPA

Session 13: Additional Java Features

  • Assertions
  • Annotations
  • Lambda Expressions and Method References (Java 8)
  • Additional Features

Session 14: I/O Streams (Optional)

  • Readers and Writers
  • Filter Streams
  • Byte Streams
  • Formatted Output
  • New I/O (NIO) APIs
  • LABS:  
    • Formatting Output

Appendix: JDBC

  • JDBC Overview
  • JDBC Architecture and API
  • Database Connections
  • Issuing Statements and Processing Data

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