Fast Track to Java for OO Developers Training

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Course Description

Skills Gained: Understand Java's importance, uses, strengths and weaknesses. Understand Java language basics Write, compile, and run Java programs. Understand and use classes, inheritance, polymorphism. Create well designed classes and use them in your Java programs. Use composition and delegation to create objects from other objects. Understand & use packages to organize code. Understand interfaces, their importance, and their uses. Use interfaces to implement abstraction. Learn good Java coding style. Create well structured Java programs. Compile and execute programs with the JDK development tools and with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of your choice Use the core Java libraries (java.lang, java.util) Understand & use exceptions for error handling. Understand the basics of using JDBC, and use it to access databases from Java Use the Java Collections Framework Be aware of, and use the new features of Java Understand and use basic I/O streams (Optiona
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1290 (US)


Suitable for programmers with existing experience in other OO languages such as C++ or C#. It builds on the knowledge that Object-Oriented programmers already possess to provide an accelerated approach to learning the Java programming language and good Java programming practice.

Course Outline

Session 1: 
A First Look (Accelerated)
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 (Accelerated)
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 (Accelrated)
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 (Accelerated)
Branching: if, if-else, switch
Iteration: while, do-while, for, break, continue
Flow of Control / Data Validation
Session 6: 
Strings and Arrays (Accelerated)
String, StringBuffer, StringBuilder
Arrays, Primitive Arrays, Arrays of Reference Types
Using Strings and Arrays
Session 7: 
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 (Accelerated)
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 (Accelerated)
Using Interfaces to Define Types
Interfaces and Abstract Classes
Using Interfaces to Remove Implementation Dependencies
Session 10:
Exceptions and the Exception Hierarchy
try and catch
Handling Exceptions
Program Flow with Exceptions
Throwing and Handling Exceptions
Session 11: 
JDBC basics
JDBC Architecture
Using JDBC drivers & DriverManager
Class Connection and connecting to a database
Class Statement and executing SQL statements
Other statement types
Driver types
Connecting and Querying using JDBC
Inserting and Updating with JDBC
Session 12:
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 13: 
Additional Java Features
Type-safe Enums
Additional Features in Java 6 and Java 7
Session 14: 
I/O Streams (Optional)
Readers and Writers
Filter Streams
InputStreams and OutputStreams
Converting Between Streams and Readers/Writers
New I/O (NIO) APIs
Using FileReader/FileWriter

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