Introduction to Java Programming Version 8.0 Training

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Course Description

 
The five-day timeline of this course explicitly targets less experienced programmers, providing them with a thorough step-by-step introduction to Java programming. It lays a firm foundation for further study of Java. There are a large number of example programs and many labs. An important thrust of this course is to teach programming from an object-oriented perspective. It is often difficult for programmers trained originally in a procedural language to start "thinking in objects." This course introduces object-oriented concepts very early, and Java is developed in a way that leverages its object orientation. Most of the course emphasizes simple classes without inheritance. The last chapter introduces inheritance and polymorphism, along with interfaces and collections. This revision of the course targets the Java 8 language and Core API
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)

Prerequisites

Good general problem solving skills. Some previous experience programming in a procedural language is essential.

Course Outline

 

Chapter 1. What is Java?

  • Object Orientation
  • Java Language
  • Java Virtual Machine
  • Java Libraries
  • World Wide Web and Java
  • Java Platforms
  • Java as a First Programming Language

Chapter 2. First Java Programs

  • Hello, World
  • Program Structure
  • Output in Java
  • Variables and Expressions
  • Calculations Using Java

Chapter 3. Introduction to Objects

  • Object Models
  • Classes and Objects
  • State and Behavior
  • Input in Java
  • InputWrapper Class
  • Packages

Chapter 4. Data Types and Operators

  • Strong Typing
  • Integer Data Types
  • Floating Point
  • Conversions Between Types
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Doing Math in Java
  • Precedence
  • Errors in Integer Arithmetic

Chapter 5. Booleans and Enumerations

  • Boolean Variables
  • Logical and Relational Operators
  • If Tests
  • Compound Statements
  • Switch Statement
  • Enumerated Types

Chapter 6. Loops and Program Flow

  • While Loops
  • Quitting Infinite Loops
  • Curly Braces and Indenting
  • Sentinels and Counters
  • For Loops
  • Loops and If Tests Together
  • Nested If Statements

Chapter 7. Objects and Classes

  • Structured Data
  • Classes
  • References
  • Instantiating an Object
  • Assignment of Objects
  • Initialization
  • Garbage Collection
  • Methods
  • Public vs. Private
  • Encapsulation
  • Constructors
  • Formatted Output

Chapter 8. Characters and Strings

  • Char Data Type
  • Character Codes
  • ASCII and Unicode
  • String Class
  • String Input and Output
  • String Methods

Chapter 9. Modular Programming

  • Monolithic Programs
  • Static Variables and Methods
  • Functional Modularity
  • Object Modularity
  • Top-Down and Bottom-Up Development
  • Pass-By-Value and Pass-By-Reference
  • Nested Classes

Chapter 10. Arrays

  • One Dimensional Arrays
  • Subscripts
  • Initializing Arrays
  • Arrays and the For-Each Loop
  • Copy and Assignment
  • Arrays of Objects
  • Multidimensional Arrays
  • Searching

Chapter 11. Bit Operations

  • Bitwise Operators
  • Truth Tables
  • Hexadecimal Notation
  • Shifting and Masking

Chapter 12. Exception Handling and More Flow Control

  • Exceptions
  • Errors in Integer Arithmetic
  • Floating Point Operaations
  • I/O Exceptions vs. Runtime Exceptions
  • Exception Methods
  • Using finally
  • try-with-resources
  • Break
  • Continue
  • Do

Chapter 13. Advanced Java Features

  • Reusable Software Components
  • Abstraction
  • Inheritance
  • Inheritance Hierarchies
  • Polymorphism
  • Abstract Classes
  • Interfaces
  • Collections
  • Iterators
  • Auto-Boxing

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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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