Fast Track to Java 11 and OO Development Training

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Course Description

 
Fast Track to Java and OO Development provides a comprehensive introduction to Java. It is suitable for programmers with good working programming experience (no Java experience needed). It can be taught to audiences with less experience by reducing coverage of the optional, more advanced, topics.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)

Prerequisites

None

Course Outline

 
Session 1: A First Look
A Simple Java Class
Java’s “Hello World” Program
The Java Shell (REPL)
LABS:
Hello World: A Simple Application
 
Session 2: Java Basics
Language and Platform Features
The Java Release Cycle
Program Life Cycle
The Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
LABS:
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)
LABS:
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
Type Inference (Java 10+)
Scopes, Blocks, References to Objects
Type-safe Enums
LABS:
Encapsulation / Access Protection
Writing and Using Constructors
(Optional) Static Members
Using enums
Using the Debugger
 
Session 5: Flow of Control
Branching: if, if-else, switch
Iteration: while, do-while, for, break, continue
LABS:
Flow of Control / Data Validation
 
Session 6: Strings, Arrays, and Dates/Times
String, StringBuffer, StringBuilder
Arrays, Primitive Arrays, Arrays of Reference Types
varargs
LocalDate/LocalTime (Java 8+)
LABS:
Using Strings and Arrays
 
Session 7: Packages and Modules
Package Overview - Using Packages to Organize Code
import statements
Creating Packages, package Statement, Required Directory Structure
Java 9 Module Overview
Defining Modules, Requires, and Exports
Module Path and Classpath - Differences and Coexistence
LABS:
Using Packages and Modules
 
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
LABS:
(Optional) Working with Composition
Using Inheritance to Specialize Classes
 
Session 9: Interfaces
Using Interfaces to Define Types
Interfaces and Abstract Classes
Default Methods and static Methods (Java 8)
LABS:
Using Interfaces to Remove Implementation Dependencies
 
Session 10: Exceptions
Exceptions and the Exception Hierarchy
try and catch
Handling Exceptions
Program Flow with Exceptions
finally
LABS:
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
Autoboxing
Collections of Object (non-generic)
Using ArrayList, HashSet, and HashMap
for-each Loop
Processing Items With an Iterator
More About Generics
LABS:
Using Lists and Generics
Using Sets
 
Session 12: Database Access with JDBC and JPA
li>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)
LABS:
Mapping an Entity Class
Working with JPA
 
Session 13: Additional Java Features
Annotations
Lambda Expressions and Method References (Java 8+)
Additional Features
- Session 14: I/O Streams (Optional)
Readers and Writers
Filter Streams
Byte Streams
Formatted Output
The File Class
New I/O (NIO) APIs
LABS:
Formatting Output

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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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