Migrating to Java 6 Version 6.0 Training

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Course Description

 
This course shows Java-1.4 developers the new language features in Java 5 and 6, and, more importantly, illustrates best programming practices as they've been affected by these new features. This is an accelerated course that assumes long experience with earlier versions of Java. Students will leave familiar with various new bits of syntax, and also with an understanding of the exciting new options they have for API design and general-purpose Java 6 coding.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $1090 (US)

Prerequisites

Plenty of experience with Java programming using the 1.4 SDK is essential.

Course Outline

 

Module 1. New Features in Java 5

Chapter 1. Ease-of-Use Features

  • Goals of Java 5
  • Simplified for Loop
  • Variable Parameter Lists
  • Formatted Output
  • Static Imports

Chapter 2. Enumerated Types

  • Native Enumerations
  • Ordinal and String Representations
  • Looping Over Enums
  • Stateful and Behavioral Enumerations

Chapter 3. Generics

  • Using Generics
  • Generics in the Collections API
  • Developing Generic Classes
  • Auto-Boxing
  • Convertability of Generics
  • Wildcards
  • Type Erasure
  • Generic Methods
  • What You Can't Do
  • Strong and Weak Suits

Chapter 4. Annotations

  • Annotations
  • Aspect-Oriented Programming
  • Native Annotations
  • The Java Annotations Model
  • What Can Be Annotated
  • Annotations vs. Descriptors
  • Java EE Annotation Examples

Chapter 5. Compatibility and Migration

  • Compatibility: Compiler and Runtime
  • Mixing 1.4 and 5 Classes
  • Compatibility with Generics: Type Erasure
  • Compatibility with Enumerations and Varargs
  • Migrating 1.4 Code to Java 5
  • Runtime Type Safety with "Checked" Collections
 

Module 2. New Features in Java 6

Chapter 1. Annotation Processors

  • Pluggable Annotation Processors
  • Processing in Rounds
  • Reading the Type Model
  • Validation
  • Generating Code
  • Reading Resources
  • Creating Source Files

Chapter 2. XML and Web Services APIs

  • The Java API for XML Binding
  • Binding vs. Parsing
  • Generating an Object Model
  • Working with JAXB Object Models
  • JAXB Contexts, Marshallers, and Unmarshallers
  • Interoperable Web Services
  • SOAP and WSDL
  • The Java API for XML Web Services
  • Generating Proxies from WSDL
  • Using Generated Proxies
  • The Role of JAXB
  • Building Client Applications

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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 
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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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