Introduction to Java for Non-C Programmers Training

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Course Description

This four day course is designed to provide a solid foundation in Java for programmers without syntax experience in a C-based language. Besides learning the basic structure and syntax of the language, students will also learn object-oriented principles and how they are applied in Java applications. In addition, this course covers more advanced features of the language such as abstract classes, interfaces, generics, packages, and exception handling. Finally, students will learn two foundational API libraries: I/O streams and collections. Additional appendices on threads, J2EE, and Eclipse are provided for further study.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)


Professional programming experience in a high level language, such as COBOL and Visual Basic. This course assumes no experience in a C-based language such as C, C++, or C#.

Course Outline


Getting Started with J2SE
What is Java?
How to Get Java
A First Java Program
Compiling and Interpreting Applications
The JDK Directory Structure

Datatypes and Variables
Primitive Datatypes
Variable Names
Numeric Literals
Character Literals
String Literals
Non-Primitive Datatypes
The Dot Operator

Operators and Expressions
Assignment Operator
Arithmetic Operators
Relational Operators
Logical Operators
Increment and Decrement Operators
Operate-Assign Operators (+=, etc.)
The Conditional Operator
Operator Precedence
Implicit Type Conversions
The Cast Operator

Control Flow
Conditional (if) Statements
Adding an else if
Conditional (switch) Statements
while and do-while Loops
for Loops
A for Loop Diagram
Enhanced for Loop
The continue Statement
The break Statement

Calling Methods
Defining Methods
Method Parameters
So, Why All the static?

Object-Oriented Programming
Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
Classes and Objects
Fields and Methods
Access Control
Best Practices

Objects and Classes
Defining a Class
Creating an Object
Instance Data and Class Data
Access Modifiers

Using Java Objects
Printing to the Console
printf Format Strings
StringBuilder and StringBuffer
Methods and Messages
Parameter Passing
Comparing and Identifying Objects
Destroying Objects
Using the Primitive-Type Wrapper Classes

Inheritance in Java
Inheritance in Java
Method Overriding
The Object Class
Advanced Inheritance and Language Constructs
Enumerated Types - Pre-Java 5.0
Enumerated Types Today
More Enumerated Types
Abstract Classes
Using Interfaces

The import Statement
Static Imports
CLASSPATH and Import
Defining Packages
Package Scope

Exception Handling
Exceptions Overview
Catching Exceptions
The finally Block
Exception Methods
Declaring Exceptions
Defining and Throwing Exceptions
Errors and RuntimeExceptions

Input/Output Streams
Overview of Streams
Bytes vs. Characters
Converting Byte Streams to Character Streams
File Object
Binary Input and Output
PrintWriter Class
Reading and Writing Objects
Basic and Filtered Streams

Core Collection Classes
The Collections Framework
The Set Interface
Set Implementation Classes
The List Interface
List Implementation Classes
The Queue Interface
Queue Implementation Classes
The Map Interface
Map Implementation Classes

Appendix A - Introduction to Threads
Non-Threaded Applications
Threaded Applications
Creating Threads
Thread States
Runnable Threads
Coordinating Threads
Interrupting Threads
Runnable Interface

Appendix B - J2EE Overview
Introduction to J2EE
J2SE Building Blocks
Servlets, JSPs, and Web Applications
Web Services
Enterprise JavaBeans
Additional J2EE APIs
J2EE Clients
The J2EE Platform

Appendix C - Eclipse
Introduction to Eclipse
Installing Eclipse
Running Eclipse for the First Time
Editors, Views, and Perspectives
Setting up a Project
Creating a New Java Application
Running a Java Application
Debugging a Java Application
Shortcut Key Sequences
More Shortcut Key Sequences
Setting the Classpath
Importing Existing Java Code into Eclipse

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