Building Modern Java Enterprise Apps: JPA, EJB3, & JSF Training

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

Course Description

This course is intended for individuals who are Java programmers and have worked with databases and with object-oriented programming techniques, who are now ready to create more complex and advanced programs using Java SE 7.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Students should be skilled and experienced in using Java. They should have knowledge of database structures and terminology. Also, they should be familiar with object-oriented programming.

Course Outline

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Create and manage custom classes.
Control program flow by writing code to respond to specific criteria.
Implement object-oriented programming techniques to create reusable and reliable programs.
Work with Java utility class libraries.
Use the capabilities of the Java I/O package to read and write data to external files or media.
Use collection APIs in Java to manage data.
Use generics to enforce compile-time type checking.
Use multi-threaded programs to help handle multiple tasks concurrently.
Manage Java applications for memory efficiency and create distributable versions of a Java application.
Enterprise Application Development
• Establishing components of an enterprise architecture
• Streamlining the development process with Java EE
Mapping with Java Persistence API (JPA)
Demystifying the JPA architecture
• Identifying the major components of JPA
• Establishing access with the EntityManager
Applying JPA core operations
• Persisting and retrieving entity objects
• Employing JPA to manually manage transactions
• Updating and deleting entity objects in the database
Handling Complex Object Relationships
Effectively representing object associations
• Capturing single- and multi-valued associations
• Representing Java collections
Choosing appropriate inheritance strategies
• Employing techniques for class-to-database mapping
• Contrasting the database schema for different inheritance strategies
Working with Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL)
• Selecting data with the JPQL API
• Building maintainable database access with named queries
• Avoiding SQL insertion attacks with query parameters
Building a Scalable and Dynamic Middle Tier with EJB
Implementing the business tier with EJB stateless and stateful beans
• Encapsulating scalable business logic with JavaBeans
• Accessing session beans remotely
• Managing conversation across multiple requests with stateful beans
Applying advanced strategies of session beans
• Adding behaviors with method interceptors
• Triggering timer-based and asynchronous services
Exploring other EJB types
• Managing resources with Singleton beans
• Implementing robust message receivers with MDB
Managing Transactions and Security with EJB
Applying declarative transactions with JPA
• Approaches to working with Java Transaction API (JTA)
• Managing transaction strategies with annotations
Securing a Java EE application
• Enforcing application security with Java EE
• Configuring authentication and authorization across the tiers
Generating Modern User Interfaces with JavaServer Faces (JSF)
JSF architecture
• Exploring the request processing cycle
• Managing application flow using JSF navigation model
Constructing a JSF application
• Creating views with JSF custom tags
• Handling user events with backing beans
• Taking advantage of the Unified Expression Language
Building views with facelets
• Arranging the UI component layout
• Localizing messages using Resource Bundles
• Achieving code reuse with templates
Leveraging Ajax to improve the user experience
• Sharpening response with the asynchronous web model
• Combining Ajax functionality with JSF
Building Responsive Websites with JavaScript Libraries
Exchanging information with JSON
• JSON: The format for Web 2.0
• Syntax and samples of JSON formatting
The responsive web
• Combining HTML formatting with JavaScript actions
• Building client-side Models, Views and Routes
Communicating with Java EE via REST
• Accessing a REST service with an Ajax call
• Generating a JSON response on the server side
Examining a Complete Application
• Creating an example list-detail application
• Tailoring the sample application to make it your own

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Java Programming Uses & Stats

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

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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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