Java Programming Introduction Training

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

Course Description

Introduction to Java Programming ... Stand-alone applications and servlets... Compiling source code into bytecode ... Overview of class libraries Object Oriented Programming with Java The object paradigm ... Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism ... OO analysis and design: ... Is a and Has a ... Designing an OO application step by step ... Diagramming object structure.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Students should be comfortable in the use of the Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista environment, or Windows 10 environment.

Course Outline

Introduction to Java Programming
 • Stand–alone applications and servlets
 • Compiling source code into bytecode
 • Overview of class libraries
 Object–Oriented Programming with Java
 The object paradigm
 • Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism
 • OO analysis and design: “Is a” and “Has a”
 • Designing an OO application step by step
 • Diagramming object structure with Unified Modeling Language (UML)
 Java’s object–oriented features
 • Instantiating objects from classes
 • Aggregation and composition
 • Extending existing classes
 • Overloading and overriding methods
 Structure of the Java Language
 Language syntax
 • Declaring and initializing variables
 • Declaring and using arrays
 • Upcasting, downcasting and autoboxing
 Flow control
 • Invoking methods and passing parameters
 • Conditionals and loops
 • Handling exceptions with try and catch
 Defining classes
 • Fields (instance data)
 • Methods (functions)
 • Abstract classes and interfaces
 • Organizing classes with packages and modifiers
 • Composition vs. inheritance
 Building the components of a Java program
 • Leveraging generics with the collections API
 • Developing new classes
 • Compiling and debugging
 Developing GUIs
 Foundations of user interfaces
 • Basic GUI widgets
 • Event–driven programming
 • Benefits of a portable windowing library
 Java Foundation Classes (JFC)
 • Creating Swing components
 • Adding Swing components to containers
 • Arranging Swing components using layout managers
 • Dialogs and message boxes
 Event handling
 • Registering event handlers
 • Inner classes and top–level classes
 Storing and Retrieving Data with File I/OJava streams
 • Streams, Readers and Writers
 • Catching and throwing exceptions
 • Formatting text output
 Files and directories
 • Reading and writing files
 • Creating, deleting and renaming files
 • Obtaining directory and file information
 Working with Relational Databases
 JDBC database access
 • Leveraging the JDBC API
 • Choosing database drivers
 • Connecting to a database
 Improving performance with prepared statements and stored procedures
 • Submitting SQL statements
 • Retrieving and processing results
 Java Development Tools
 • Java Development Kit (JDK)
 • Compiler (javac)
 • Javadoc utility
 • Java Archive (JAR) utility
• Java Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

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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
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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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