Fast Track to Java for OO Developers Training

We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

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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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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