Practical Java Language Topics Training in Austin

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Practical Java Language Topics class in Austin, Texas by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Practical Java Language Topics 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, Practical Java Language Topics 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

 
The Java platform has many powerful capabilities to help developers in the day to day tasks of creating good software systems. Some of this are built into the language, and some are separate tools that have become widely adopted because of their usefulness. This one day course looks at the following three tools that can be of enormous help to programmers that are writing Java systems:
Course Length: 1 Days
Course Tuition: $690.00 (US)

Prerequisites

Programmers with experience in working with Java and Object - Oriented (OO) programming.

Course Outline

 
 
ant: Basics
ant Overview
Installing and Running ant
Buildfiles, Projects, Targets and Tasks
Properties
Creating Build Files
Paths(e.g. CLASSPATH, PATH)
Resource Collections - FileSets, DirSets, Files, PatternSets
Other Resource Collections and Selectors
LABS: 
 
Running ant
Creating and Using Buildfiles
Using Basic ant Tasks
Working with Paths
Using Resource Collections
ant: Tasks
Overview of ant Tasks
The <javac> Task in Depth
The <java> Task in Depth
Creating Java Archives - <jar>, <war>, <ear>
File Related Tasks
Other Useful Tasks
LABS: 
 
Working with <javac> and <java>
Creating Archives
Working With File Tasks
ant: Modularity
Properties Files
The <ant> Task and SubProjects
The <import> Task For Importing Buildfiles
LABS: 
 
Working With Properties Files
Creating Modular Buildfiles
JUnit: Basics
JUnit Overview, Test Driven Development
Tests and Assertions
Running Tests
Working With Exceptions
LABS:
 
Writing Tests
Running Tests
Testing Exceptions
JUnit: Organizing Tests
Writing Fixtures - @Before, @After
Test Suites
Other Capabilities
The ant <junit> Task
LABS:
 
Using Fixtures
Using Suites
Logging: Basics
Logging Overview
log4j Overview
Loggers, Appenders, Layouts
Configuring log4j
Using log4j
LABS:
 
Setting Up log4j
Using Basic log4j Logging
Logging: More On log4j
Logger Heirarchy
Logging Levels
Working With Appenders
Using PatternLayout
LABS:
 
Working With Loggers
Working With Appenders
Using Layouts
Logging: Other Logging Frameworks
Java Logging
Apache Commons Logging

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Java Programming Uses & Stats

Java Programming is Used For:
Android & IOS Development Software Products Video Games Desktop GUI's
Difficulty
Popularity
Year Created
1995
Pros

Most Commonly Used: 
According to Oracle, three billion devices run on Java.  And, because of its real-world applications, it consistently ranks at the top of the TIOBE Programming Community Index. 

Great Career Choice: 
Some of the fastest-growing salaries in the U.S. in 2018 are for Java developers.  (Glassdoor)  

Android Apps Development:
Developers predominatly use their Java skills in building apps for Google's Android. The Android platform is the number one mobile paltform in the world

It Can Run On Any Platform:
Java can compile on Windows and run the same compiled file on Linux, Windows and Mac.

Great Supporting IDE's:
Over the years, coding in Java has become simpler with the introduction of open source development tools, i.e. Eclipse and NetBeans that use Java capabilities for debugging.  
 

Cons

Uses a Lot of Memory:
Performance can be significantly slower with Java and more memory-consuming than natively compiled languages such as C or C++.

Difficulty in Learning: 
Learning Java can be a bit challenging if you are a beginner.  However, once you get the hang of Object Oriented Programming and a decent grasp of the syntax, you will be well on your way.

Slow Start Up Times:
There is quite a bit of one-time initialization done by JDK classes before compiling as well as loading classes and verification (making sure code doesn't do evil things, all of which takes longer that some other languages such as C. 

Verbose and Complex Code:
Long, over-complicated sentences make code less readable and scannable. Compare to let's say Python, we can see how clear Python code appears: It doesn’t require semicolons; uses “and,” “or,” and “not” as operators instead of Java’s “&&,” “||,” and “!”; and generally has fewer bells and whistles such as parentheses or curly braces.

Commercial License Cost:
Companies have to prepare for the changes that Oracle will institute in 2019 . Today, the current version of Java is free and available for redistribution for general purpose computing. However, If you are a DEVELOPER, Oracle recommends you review the roadmap information for Java SE 8 and beyond and take appropriate action depending on the type of application you develop and your distribution mode.

Java Programming Job Market
Average Salary
$102,000
Job Count
26,856
Top Job Locations

New York City 
San Jose
Washington D.C, 

Complimentary Skills to have along with Java Programming

- If you are an experienced Java developer, learning a complimentary language to Java should come much more naturally.  As an example JetBrains recently created the Kotlin programming language which is officially supported by Google for mobile development.  Kotlin compiles to Java bytecode and runs on the JVM; it's purported to address many of Java's shortcomings...

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