Beginning Java Application Development

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Course Number: JAV-100

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Java Training Overview

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

Note: This course is optimized for JDK 11 or later, but earlier versions can easily be taught on request.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • Understand Java’s importance, uses, strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the release cycle and Long Term Support (LTS) releases
  • Understand Java language basics
  • Write, compile, and run Java programs
  • Use the Java shell (JShell - Java 9+) for interactive programming
  • Understand the Object Model and Object-Oriented Programming
  • 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 and use packages to organize code
  • Understand and use Java 9 modules
  • 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 and use exceptions for error handling
  • Understand the basics of using JDBC and JPA, and use them to access databases from Java
  • Use the Java Collections Framework including new API introduced in Java 9-11
  • Use other new features such as type inference
  • Be aware of, and use the new features of Java 11-17, as well as important advanced features of earlier Java versions
  • Understand and use basic I/O streams (Optional)

Prerequisites

This Java training course can be tailored for audiences ranging from first-time programmers to experienced OO developers seeking to learn Java. However, it is essential that new developers and experienced developers not be mixed in the same class.

Outline

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Java Overview
  • Language and Platform Features
  • A Simple Java Program
  • The Java Release Cycle
  • Program Lifecycle
  • The Java SE Development Kit (JDK)
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
  • More about Methods
  • Encapsulation and Access Control, public and private Access
  • Constructors and Initialization
  • static Members of a Class
Flow of Control
  • Branching: if, if-else, switch
  • Iteration: while, do-while, for, break, continue
More about Classes and Objects
  • Type-safe Enums
  • Wrapper Classes
  • Java 8+ Date/Time Support
  • Working with References
  • Formatted Output
Strings, Arrays, and Dates/Times
  • String, StringBuffer, StringBuilder
  • Arrays, Primitive Arrays, Arrays of Reference Types
  • Varargs
Packages and Modules
  • Package Overview - Using Packages to Organize Code
  • Creating Packages, package Statement, Required Directory Structure
  • import statements
  • Classpath
  • Java Modules Overview
  • Defining Modules, Requires, and Exports
  • Module Path and Classpath - Differences and Coexistence
Composition and Inheritance
  • Using Composition to Deal With Complexity
  • Composition/HAS-A, Delegation
  • Using Inheritance to share commonality
  • IS-A, extends Inheriting Features
  • Constructor Issues
  • Overriding Methods, @Override, Using Polymorphism
  • Abstract Classes
Interfaces
  • Defining and Implementing Interfaces
  • Using Interfaces
  • Default Methods and static Methods
Exceptions
  • Exceptions and the Exception Hierarchy
  • Throwing Exceptions and Checked Exceptions
  • try and catch
  • Handling Exceptions
  • try and catch
  • Program Flow with Exceptions
  • Multicatch, finally, try-with-resources
Java Collections and Generics
  • The Collections Framework and its API
  • Collections and Java Generics
  • Collection, List, Set, Map
  • Autoboxing
  • Collections of Object (non-generic)
  • Using ArrayList, HashSet, and HashMap
  • for-each Loop
  • Processing Items With an Iterator
  • [Optional] More About Generics
Database Access with JDBC and JPA
  • JDBC Overview
  • JDBC Defined Types
  • Example of JBDC Usage
  • JPA Overview
  • JPA Architecture and Programming View
  • Mapping Entity Classes with Annotations
  • Persistence Unit, EntityManagerFactory, and EntityManager
  • Working with JPA (Find by primary key and inserts)
I/O Streams (Optional)
  • I/O Streams Overview
  • Readers and Writers
  • Exception Handling
  • Byte Streams
  • Working with Files
  • NIO, Paths, Files
Additional Language Features (Optional)
  • Functional Interfaces and Lambda Expressions
  • Switch Expressions
  • Other Java Features
Conclusion

Training Materials

All Java training students receive courseware and a related textbook.

Software Requirements

  • A recent version of Windows, macOS, or Linux with at least 8 GB RAM
  • JDK 8 or later
  • The Java tool the students are likely to use after the class (Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA are recommended)
  • Other free software - please contact us if you have purchased this class


The class is well structured which not only explains the what and how to do but why and what Java does under the hood. The instructor was extremely patient and kept us engaged thought the class

 Praveena A. - Express Scripts, Franklin Lakes, NJ

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