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Java Programming Introduction



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Reliability, maintainability, and ease of development is what Java is known for, and its unique architecture enables programmers to develop a single application that can seamlessly run across multiple platforms. In this training course, you gain extensive hands-on experience writing, compiling, and executing Java programs, and building robust applications that use Java’s object-oriented features.

You Will Learn How To

  • Design and build robust, object-oriented applications
  • Organize complex data using Java collections
  • Access any relational database using JDBC
  • Read/write files and handle exceptions

Important Course Information


  • Three to six months of experience in a high-level programming language, such as C, Pascal, or Visual Basic
  • You should know how to:
    • Structure data
    • Use variables, flow-control statements, and subroutines
    • Write, compile, and execute a program

Recommended Experience:

  • Familiarity with web technologies and object concepts

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/O

Java 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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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

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You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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"The Java Programming Introduction course has helped me understand the application, its structure, language and syntax. I am now successfully supporting a Java application at work."

- V. Pravdukhina, Programmer
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