Fundamentals of Computer Programming Using Java Training

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Course Description

This hands-on course provides a comprehensive introduction to programming, and builds a solid foundation of programming skills that can be used to master additional programming languages like C, C++, or Java. In this course you will write, compile, and debug programs in Java.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)


No programming experience is required.

Course Outline


Basic Concepts and Definitions
What is a Program?
"Hello, world!"
The Programming Process
Program Files and Program Execution
System Programs vs. Application Programs
Input - Process - Output
Programming Languages
Compiler Errors vs. Runtime Errors
Development Environments

Writing Simple Programs
Reading Input
Performing Numeric Calculations
Formatting Output
Decision Making
Commenting Your Source Code
Good Programming Style

Data Types, Constants, and Variables
A Program's Purpose is to Process Data
Computer Memory
Data Can Be of Different Types
Named Data: Variables
Literal Data
Printing Variables

Screen Output and Keyboard Input
Writing to the Screen
Characters That Have Special Meaning
Some Simple Formatting
Reading from the Keyboard
Prompting and Validating

Expressions: Where the Work Gets Done
Expression Evaluation: The Result
Arithmetic Expressions
Relational Expressions
Where are Relational Expressions Used?
And? . . . Or?
Precedence and Associativity

Decision Making
Sequential Execution
What is Decision Making?
Simple Decisions: if
Two-Way Decisions: else
Code Blocks
Nesting Control Statements
Multi-Way Decisions: switch Looping
Kinds of Loops
Iterative Loops
Code Blocks and Loops
Nested Loops
Conditional Loops
Infinite Loops

Programming Without Subroutines
Reusable Code in a Subroutine
The Starting Point
Variable Visibility: Scope
Returning a Value
Method Stubs

What is Debugging?
Commenting Out Code
Simple Debugging with Print Statements
Making Debugging Print Statements Conditional
Programs that Help You Debug Programs

Data Collections - Arrays
Scalar Data vs. Data Collections
What is an Array?
Accessing Array Elements
Multidimensional Arrays
Array Initialization

Data Collections - Classes
What is a Class?
Object vs. Class
Accessing Object Members
Using Arrays with Classes

Working with Files
Terminal I/O and File I/O
Opening Files
Opening a File for Writing
Opening a File for Reading
Checking for File Open Errors
Closing a File
Text Files vs. Binary Files

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Java Programming Uses & Stats

Java Programming is Used For:
Android & IOS Development Software Products Video Games Desktop GUI's
Year Created

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.  


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
Job Count
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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