Java Fundamentals Training

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Course Description

You will create basic applications using the Java SE 7 programming language. You will also describe object-oriented concepts, Unified Modeling Language (UML) representation of object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts, and Java platforms and technologies.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


This is the first course in the series of Java courses and does not have any prerequisites.

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Programming in Java

  • Topic 1A: Create a Simple Java Program
  • Topic 1B: Define a Simple Class
  • Topic 1C: Create and Initialize Variables
  • Topic 1D: Write an Expression
  • Topic 1E: Work with Arrays

Lesson 2: Controlling Program Flow

  • Topic 2A: Write If Statements
  • Topic 2B: Write a Switch Statement
  • Topic 2C: Write a For Loop
  • Topic 2D: Write While and Do…While Loops

Lesson 3: Working with Java Class Libraries

  • Topic 3A: Use the Java Class Library
  • Topic 3B: Invoke Attributes of an Object

Lesson 4: Creating Classes

  • Topic 4A: Define Methods
  • Topic 4B: Overload a Method
  • Topic 4C: Define Constructors
  • Topic 4D: Create Static Class Members
  • Topic 4E: Use Command-Line Arguments
  • Topic 4F: Define JavaBeans

Lesson 5: Implementing Inheritance

  • Topic 5A: Import a Class
  • Topic 5B: Extend a Class
  • Topic 5C: Override Methods
  • Topic 5D: Create Interfaces
  • Topic 5E: Implement Interfaces
  • Topic 5F: Work with Objects

Lesson 6: Representing OOP Concepts Using UML

  • Topic 6A: Introduction to UML
  • Topic 6B: Apply UML

Lesson 7: Identifying Client-Side Technologies

  • Topic 7A: Introduction to Client-Side Technologies
  • Topic 7B: Introduction to Thin UI Clients
  • Topic 7C: Introduction to Fat UI Clients
  • Topic 7D: Introduction to Micro UI Clients

Lesson 8: Identifying Server-Side Technologies

  • Topic 8A: Introduction to Server-Side Technologies
  • Topic 8B: Identify Web Components
  • Topic 8C: Identify Business Components
  • Topic 8D: Process XML and Associating Elements

Lesson 9: Identifying Integration Technologies

  • Topic 9A: Describe Synchronous Communication
  • Topic 9B: Introduction to Web Services
  • Topic 9C: Introduction to Database Connectivity
  • Topic 9D: Describe Asynchronous Communication

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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
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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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