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Java Training: Beginning Java Application Development

Course Number: JAV-100
Duration: 5 days
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Java Training Overview

Accelebrate's Beginning Java Application Development training course teaches aspiring Java programmers the skills they need to successfully write their first applications in Java.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Java Training Prerequisites

This Java training course can be tailored for audiences ranging from first-time programmers to experienced OO developers seeking to learn Java. It is strongly recommended that all course attendees have similar levels of experience.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This Java training course is 60% hands-on, 40% lecture, with the longest lecture segments lasting for 25 minutes.

Java Training Materials

All students for this Java training course receive a copy of Oracle's Java, A Beginner's Guide, 5th Edition and related courseware.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

  • Core 2 Duo or faster processors with at least 3GB RAM
  • Any operating system that supports Java 1.7 or later
  • JDK 7 (6 could be accommodated upon request)
  • The Java tool the students are likely to use after the class (Eclipse 4.2 or later is recommended, but IntelliJ IDEA, IBM RAD, NetBeans, and other tools are supported)

Java Training Objectives

  • To teach attendees the fundamentals of Java programming and how to use Java to write applications
  • To teach attendees core object-oriented concepts, including classes, packages, objects, methods, properties, abstraction, polymorphism, inheritance, encapsulation, and more

Java Training Outline

  • Introduction
  • A First Look
    • A Simple Java Class
    • Java’s “Hello World” Program
  • Java Basics
    • Language and Platform Features
    • Program Life Cycle
    • The Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
    • Working with the Development Environment
  • Class and Object Basics
    • The Object Model and Object-Oriented Programming
    • Classes, References, and Instantiation
    • Adding Data to a Class Definition
    • Adding Methods (Behavior)
  • More on Classes and Objects
    • 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
  • Flow of Control
    • Branching: if, if-else, switch
    • Iteration: while, do-while, for, break, continue
  • Strings and Arrays
    • String, StringBuffer, StringBuilder
    • Arrays, Primitive Arrays, Arrays of Reference Types
    • Varargs
  • Packages
    • Package Overview - Using Packages to Organize Code
    • import statements
    • Creating Packages, package Statement, Required Directory Structure
    • Finding Classes, Packages and Classpath
  • Composition and Inheritance
    • 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
  • Interfaces
    • Using Interfaces to Define Types
    • Interfaces and Abstract Classes
    • Using Interfaces to Remove Implementation Dependencies
  • Exceptions
    • Exceptions and the Exception Hierarchy
    • try and catch
    • Handling Exceptions
    • Program Flow with Exceptions
    • Finally
  • Java Collections and Generics
    • The Collections Framework and its API
    • Collections and Java Generics
    • Collection, Set, List, Map, Iterator
    • Autoboxing
    • Collections of Object (non-generic)
    • Using ArrayList, HashSet, and HashMap
    • for-each Loop
    • Processing Items With an Iterator
    • More About Generics
  • Database Access with JDBC and JPA
    • JDBC Overview
      • Using DriverManager, Connection, Statement and ResultSet
      • JDBC Architecture and API
    • JPA Overview
      • JPA Architecture and Programming View
      • Entity Classes and Annotations
      • Mapping an Entity Class
      • EntityManagerFactory and EntityManager
      • Working with JPA (Find by primayry key and inserts)
  • Additional Java Features
    • Assertions
    • Type-safe Enums
    • Annotations
    • Additional Features
  • ​​I/O Streams (Optional)
    • Readers and Writers
    • Filter Streams
    • Byte Streams
    • Formatted Output
    • New I/O (NIO) APIs
  • Conclusion