Java SE7 Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java language. Through hands-on exercises, you'll begin to build a baseline of knowledge to propel your career in development.
  • Introducing the Java Technology
  • Relating Java with other languages
  • Showing how to download, install, and configure the Java environment on a Windows system.
  • Describing the various Java technologies such as Java EE, JavaME, Embedded Java SE
  • Describing key features of the technology and the advantages of using Java
  • Using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Thinking in Objects
  • Defining the problem domain
  • Identifying objects and recognizing the criteria for defining objects
  • Introducing the Java Language
  • Defining classes
  • Identifying the components of a class
  • Creating and using a test class
  • Compiling and executing a test program
  • Working with Primitive Variables
  • Declaring and initializing field variables
  • Describing primitive data types such as integral, floating point, textual, and logical
  • Declaring variables and assigning values
  • Using constants
  • Using arithmetic operators to modify values
  • Working with Objects
  • Declaring and initializing objects
  • Storing objects in memory
  • Using object references to manipulate data
  • Using JSE javadocs to look up the methods of a class
  • Working with String and StringBuilder objects
  • Using operators and decision constructs
  • Using relational and conditional operators
  • Testing equality between strings
  • Evaluating different conditions in a program and determining the algorithm
  • Creating if and if/else constructs
  • Nesting and chaining conditional statements
  • Using a switch statement
  • Creating and Using Arrays
  • Declaring, instantiating, and initializing a one-dimensional Array
  • Declaring, instantiating, and initializing a two-dimensional Array
  • Using a for loop to process an Array
  • Creating and initializing an ArrayList
  • Using the import statement to work with existing Java APIs
  • Accessing a value in an Array or and ArrayList
  • Using the args Array
  • Using Loop Constructs
  • Creating while loops and nested while loops
  • Developing a for loop
  • Using ArrayLists with for loops
  • Developing a do while loop
  • Understanding variable scope
  • Working with Methods and Method Overloading
  • Creating and Invoking a Method
  • Passing arguments and returning values
  • Creating static methods and variables
  • Using modifiers
  • Overloading a method
  • Using Encapsulation and Constructors
  • Creating constructors
  • Implementing encapsulation
  • Introducing Advanced Object Oriented Concepts
  • Using inheritance
  • Using types of polymorphism such as overloading, overriding, and dynamic binding
  • Working with superclasses and subclasses
  • Adding abstraction to your analysis and design
  • Understanding the purpose of Java interfaces
  • Creating and implementing a Java interface
  • Handling Errors
  • Understanding the different kinds of errors that can occur and how they are handled in Java
  • Understanding the different kinds of Exceptions in Java
  • Using Javadocs to research the Exceptions thrown by the methods of foundation classes
  • Writing code to handle Exceptions
  • The Big Picture
  • Creating packages and JAR files for deployment using java
  • Two and three tier architectures
  • Looking at some Java applications examples
  • Course Objectives:
  • Develop classes and describe how to declare a class
  • Analyze a business problem in order to recognize objects and operations that form the building blocks of the Java program design
  • Define the term
  • Demonstrate Java programming syntax
  • Write a simple Java program that compiles and runs successfully
  • Declare and initialize variables
  • List several primitive data types
  • Instantiate an object and effectively use object reference variables
  • Use operators, loops, and decision constructs
  • Declare and instantiate Arrays and ArrayLists and be able to iterate through them
  • Describe the benefits of using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • List and describe several key features of the Java technology
  • Declare a method with arguments and return values
  • Use inheritance to declare and define a subclass of an existing superclass
  • Describe how errors are handled in a Java program
  • Describe examples of how Java is used in applications, as well as consumer products


 
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