Fundamentals of Computer Programming Using Java Training

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Course Description

This hands-on course provides a comprehensive introduction to programming, and builds a solid foundation of programming skills that can be used to master additional programming languages like C, C++, or Java. In this course you will write, compile, and debug programs in Java.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)


No programming experience is required.

Course Outline


Basic Concepts and Definitions
What is a Program?
"Hello, world!"
The Programming Process
Program Files and Program Execution
System Programs vs. Application Programs
Input - Process - Output
Programming Languages
Compiler Errors vs. Runtime Errors
Development Environments

Writing Simple Programs
Reading Input
Performing Numeric Calculations
Formatting Output
Decision Making
Commenting Your Source Code
Good Programming Style

Data Types, Constants, and Variables
A Program's Purpose is to Process Data
Computer Memory
Data Can Be of Different Types
Named Data: Variables
Literal Data
Printing Variables

Screen Output and Keyboard Input
Writing to the Screen
Characters That Have Special Meaning
Some Simple Formatting
Reading from the Keyboard
Prompting and Validating

Expressions: Where the Work Gets Done
Expression Evaluation: The Result
Arithmetic Expressions
Relational Expressions
Where are Relational Expressions Used?
And? . . . Or?
Precedence and Associativity

Decision Making
Sequential Execution
What is Decision Making?
Simple Decisions: if
Two-Way Decisions: else
Code Blocks
Nesting Control Statements
Multi-Way Decisions: switch Looping
Kinds of Loops
Iterative Loops
Code Blocks and Loops
Nested Loops
Conditional Loops
Infinite Loops

Programming Without Subroutines
Reusable Code in a Subroutine
The Starting Point
Variable Visibility: Scope
Returning a Value
Method Stubs

What is Debugging?
Commenting Out Code
Simple Debugging with Print Statements
Making Debugging Print Statements Conditional
Programs that Help You Debug Programs

Data Collections - Arrays
Scalar Data vs. Data Collections
What is an Array?
Accessing Array Elements
Multidimensional Arrays
Array Initialization

Data Collections - Classes
What is a Class?
Object vs. Class
Accessing Object Members
Using Arrays with Classes

Working with Files
Terminal I/O and File I/O
Opening Files
Opening a File for Writing
Opening a File for Reading
Checking for File Open Errors
Closing a File
Text Files vs. Binary Files

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