Fast Track to Java 7 and OO Development, Rational Application Developer (RAD) Training

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Course Description

This is a 5 - day course that provides a broad and deep introduction to Java for non - Java programmers. The course covers all the basic concepts of Object - Oriented Programming and Java. Included is the material and labs on all the key OO concepts, includ ing topics like encapsulation, composition, and inheritance. It also includes some coverage of advanced Java capabilities such as JDBC/JPA and the Collections Framework, as well as coverage and usage of many of the newer capabilities in Java 7. There are a large number of labs, and all labs except the first are done with a development environment (e.g. Eclipse or RAD). The lab instructions include detailed directions on the particular environment for that version of the course.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Previous programming experience in C, C++, or C#, and some knowledge of basic object - oriented concepts are recommended.

Course Outline

Session 1: A First Look
A Simple Java Class
Java’s “Hello World” Program
Hello World:  A Simple Application
Session 2: Java Basics
Language and Platform Features
Program Life Cycle
The Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
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)
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
Encapsulation / Access Protection
Writing and Using Constructors
(Optional) Static Members
Using the Debugger
Session 5: Flow of Control
Branching: if, if-else, switch
Iteration: while, do-while, for, break, continue
Flow of Control / Data Validation
Session 6: Strings and Arrays
String, StringBuffer, StringBuilder
Arrays, Primitive Arrays, Arrays of Reference Types
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
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
(Optional) Working with Composition
Using Inheritance to Specialize Classes
Session 9: Interfaces
Using Interfaces to Define Types
Interfaces and Abstract Classes
Using Interfaces to Remove Implementation Dependencies
Session 10: Exceptions
Exceptions and the Exception Hierarchy
try and catch
Handling Exceptions
Program Flow with Exceptions
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
Collections of Object (non-generic)
Using ArrayList, HashSet, and HashMap
for-each Loop
Processing Items With an Iterator
More About Generics
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)
Mapping an Entity Class
Working with JPA
Session 13: Additional Java Features
Type-safe Enums
Additional Features
Session 14: I/O Streams (Optional)
Readers and Writers
Filter Streams
Byte Streams
Formatted Output
New I/O (NIO) APIs
Formatting Output
Appendix: JDBC
JDBC Overview
JDBC Architecture and API
Database Connections
Issuing Statements and Processing Data

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