Introduction to Java using Eclipse

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO JAVA USING ECLIPSE

Course duration: 5 days

Dates: 29th February – 4th March 2016

Time 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Training company:

Venue: TBC

Member fee: TBC

To book/request a place on this course please email Annette Coburn on skillnet@itcork.ie or phone on 086 0848704.

Target Audience

This course is intended for programmers who are interested in adding Java to their skills

Course Prerequisites

The students should be familiar with object-oriented principals and the concept of object-oriented programming.

Course Description

This course introduces the Java programming language and how to develop Java applications using Eclipse. Students learn the syntax of the Java programming language, object-oriented programming using Java, exception handling, generics, collections, and file input/output (I/O). During the course, students will develop and test Java applications using Eclipse.

Throughout the course students will also work on a “project” which develops a complex Java application by applying principles learned to meet changing application requirements. This project is intended to simulate the programming environment they would encounter in real-world projects by providing application requirements and challenging the student to write Java code to meet those requirements.

Extensive practical exercises take students through all major aspects of the design and development of Java programs. Students will be introduced to various wizards and tools available from Eclipse.

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

Apply OOP principles

Design OO applications using abstraction, encapsulation, modularity and hierarchy

Use Java exceptions to guarantee graceful error recovery for your application

Create and use inner classes in your program to make them concise and clear

Do input/output using Java

Create servlets and JavaServer Pages

Use Eclipse for Java application development

 

Overview Of Java

  • History Of Java
  • Benefits Of Java
  • What Is Java?
  • What’s This “Virtual Machine”?
  • Comparison to Other Languages
  • Java Programs
  • Basic Java Development Tools
  • Java Editions
  • Example – HelloWorld
  • Java Classes
  • Main Methods
  • Statements

Java Tools In Eclipse

  • Eclipse Platform
  • Eclipse Workspace
  • Perspectives, Views & Editors
  • Basic Operations with Eclipse Views and Perspectives
  • The Java Perspective
  • The Debug Perspective
  • Navigator View
  • Package Explorer
  • Outline View
  • Problems View
  • Eclipse Preferences
  • Build and Validation
  • Code Completion, Templates and Snippets
  • Searching
  • Configure Compiler Class Path
  • JRE Switching

Basic Object Concepts

  • What Is An Object?
  • State
  • Behavior
  • Encapsulation
  • Encapsulation Examples
  • Classes vs. Objects
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Polymorphism
  • Benefits Of Objects

Basic Java Syntax

  • Declaring And Initializing Variables
  • Keywords
  • Coding Tips – Variables
  • Primitive Data Types
  • Logical – boolean
  • Textual – char and String
  • Integral – byte, short, int, long
  • Floating Point – float and double
  • Literal Values
  • Strings
  • Creating Strings
  • White Space
  • Comments
  • Coding Tips – Comments
  • Java Statements
  • Coding Tips – Statements
  • Scope of a Variable
  • System.out/System.in
  • Scanner Class

Operations And Making Decisions

  • Operator Categories
  • Special Situations
  • Binary Operators
  • Integer Division
  • Numeric Promotion
  • Type Conversion Of Primitive Types
  • Unary Operators
  • Relational Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • “Short Circuited” Operators
  • Bitwise Operators
  • Bitwise Examples
  • Shift Operators
  • Overflow And Underflow
  • Assignment Operators
  • Ternary Operator
  • Calculation Errors
  • Operator Precedence
  • Precedence Examples
  • Combining Strings
  • Coding Tips – Operators
  • Control Flow Statements
  • ‘if’ Statement
  • ‘if…else’ Statement
  • Nested Statements
  • Coding Tips – if & if-else

Using Classes And Objects

  • Objects, Instances, And Classes
  • What Are Classes?
  • Working With Classes And Objects
  • Instantiation
  • Instance Methods
  • Object References
  • String Operations
  • “Wrapper” Classes
  • Autoboxing

Writing Classes

  • Why Define Your Own Classes?
  • Encapsulation
  • Elements Of A Class
  • Defining Classes
  • Coding Tips – Class Definitions
  • Fields
  • Defining Fields
  • Coding Tips – Fields
  • Methods
  • Defining Methods
  • Passing Parameters
  • Overloading Methods
  • Coding Tips – Methods
  • Local Variables vs. Instance Variables
  • Example – Defining a Class
  • Example – Fields
  • Example – Fields
  • Example – Defining a Method
  • Example – Calling a Method

Controlling Code Access And Code Organization

  • Controlling Access
  • Data Hiding
  • Encapsulation
  • JavaBeans
  • Packages
  • Naming Packages
  • Declaring Packages In Classes
  • Problems Solved With Packages
  • Package Access
  • Example – Access Modifiers
  • Import Statement
  • Using Classes From Packages
  • Coding Tips – Import Statements
  • Correlation To File Structure
  • Class Path
  • Java Core Packages
  • Java API Documentation

Constructors And Class Members

  • Constructors
  • Default Constructor
  • Multiple Constructors
  • Defining Constructors
  • Example – Calling Constructors
  • “Good” Constructors
  • ‘this’ Keyword
  • Using ‘this’ to Call a Constructor
  • Using ‘this’ to Set a Field
  • Class Members
  • Examples Of Class Members
  • Comparison With Instance Members
  • Use Of Class Variables
  • Static Class Methods
  • Use Of Class Methods
  • The Math Class
  • Main Method And Command Line Arguments
  • Declaring Constants
  • Coding Tips – Class Members
  • Useful Standard Class Members
  • Initialization Blocks
  • Static Initialization Blocks

Advanced Control Structures

  • ‘switch’ Statement
  • Example – switch
  • Switch “Fall Through”
  • Using switch “Fall Through” for Multiple Options
  • ‘for’ Loop
  • Example – for
  • ‘while’ Loop
  • Example – while
  • ‘do…while’ Loop
  • Example – do while
  • Break Statement
  • Example – break
  • Labeled Statements
  • Example – Labeled break
  • Continue Statement
  • Example – continue
  • Example – Labeled continue
  • Coding Tips – Control Structures

Inheritance

  • Inheritance Is…
  • Inheritance Examples
  • Declaring Inheritance
  • Inheritance Hierarchy
  • Access Modifiers Revisited
  • Inherited Members
  • Inherited Members
  • Instances Of A Subclass
  • Example Of Inheritance
  • Role In Reuse
  • The super Keyword
  • Example – super Keyword
  • Problems with Constructors
  • Limiting Subclasses
  • Calling Methods in Constructors
  • The Object Class

Arrays

  • Arrays
  • Declaring Arrays
  • Populating Arrays
  • Accessing Arrays
  • Arrays of Objects
  • Array Length
  • Coding Tips – Arrays
  • Array References
  • Multidimensional Arrays
  • Arrays Of Arrays
  • Copying Arrays
  • For-Each loop
  • Variable Arguments
  • Variable Arguments Example

Commonly Overridden Methods

  • Overriding Methods
  • @Override Annotation
  • toString()
  • toString() in Object
  • Overriding toString()
  • Comparing Objects
  • Using == vs. equals(..)
  • Using == vs. equals(..)
  • Overriding equals(..)
  • Complex Comparisons
  • equals(..) Example
  • hashCode()
  • Overriding hashCode()
  • hashCode() Example
  • Generating equals and hashCode

Advanced Java Tools

  • Refactoring
  • Renaming Elements
  • Moving a Class to a Different Package
  • Extracting Code to a Method
  • Other Source Code Refactoring
  • Refactoring to Improve Type Hierarchy
  • Generalizing a Variable
  • Pull-up and Push-down

Exceptions

  • What is an Exception
  • Benefits
  • The Exception Class
  • How to Work With Exceptions
  • Example Exception Handling
  • The try-catch-finally Statement
  • Flow of Program Control
  • Exception Hierarchy
  • Checked Exceptions
  • Unchecked Exceptions
  • Coding Tips – Exception Types
  • Catching Multiple Exceptions
  • Specifying Thrown Exceptions
  • Rethrowing Exceptions
  • Chaining Exceptions
  • Creating your Own Exception

Interfaces And Polymorphism

  • Casting Objects
  • Casting Objects
  • The instanceof Operator
  • Abstract Classes
  • Abstract Class – An Example
  • Interface
  • Interface – An Example
  • Comparable Interface
  • Comparable Example
  • Coding Tips – Superclass or Abstract Class/Interface?
  • Coding Tips – Abstract Class or Interface
  • Polymorphism
  • Conditions for Polymorphism
  • Coding Tips – Leveraging Polymorphism
  • Covariant Return Types
  • Covariant Return Types – An Example 

Useful Java Classes

  • Java Logging API
  • Control Flow of Logging
  • Logging Levels
  • Loggers
  • Logging Example
  • Logging Handlers
  • Logging Formatters & Log Manager
  • Logging Configuration File
  • Example Logging Configuration File
  • Logging Filters
  • java.lang.StringBuilder
  • java.util.StringTokenizer
  • java.util.Arrays & java.util.Collections
  • java.util.Random
  • java.util.Date
  • GregorianCalendar & Calendar
  • Formatting
  • Formatting Example

Collections And Generics

  • What are Collections?
  • Arrays vs. Collections
  • Main Collections Interfaces
  • java.util.Collection
  • Main Collection Methods
  • Sets
  • java.util.List
  • java.util.Queue
  • Iteration on a Collection
  • Iterator vs. For-Each Loop
  • Maps
  • java.util.Map
  • Other Maps
  • Collections Implementations
  • Abstract Implementations
  • Choosing a Collection Type
  • Generics
  • Generics and Collections
  • Generic Collection Example
  • Generic Collection Example
  • Collections and Primitive Types

Input And Output

  • Overview of Java Input/Output
  • The File Class
  • File Example
  • Serialization
  • Serializing Object State
  • Avoiding Serialization Problems
  • serialVersionUID
  • Options for File Input/Output
  • Streams
  • Input Stream
  • Output Stream
  • “Chained” Streams
  • RandomAccessFile
  • Using Streams – Write Example
  • Using Streams – Read Example
  • Reader and Writer
  • Using Readers and Writers – Write Example
  • Using Readers and Writers – Read Example
  • Using Readers and Writers – Scanner Read Example
  • Buffers
  • Buffers
  • Channels
  • Using Buffers and Channels – Write Example
  • Using Buffers and Channels – Write Example
  • Using Buffers and Channels – Read Example
  • Using Buffers and Channels – Read Example

Other Java Concepts

  • Annotations
  • Enumerated Types
  • Enumerated Types – Example
  • Assertions
  • Assertions
  • Assertions Example
  • When to use Assertions
  • Enabling Assertions
  • JVM Storage Areas
  • Java Heap Space
  • Heap Size Limits
  • Garbage Collection Basics
  • Allocation Failure (AF)
  • OutOfMemoryError
  • Memory Leak
  • Distributing Java Code with JARs

Overview Of Java Se Apis

  • Java GUI Programming
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Databases – JDBC
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Naming – JNDI
  • Management – JMX
  • XML
  • Web Services
  • Remote Method Invocation
  • Image I/O
  • Printing

Overview Of Java Ee

  • Goals of Enterprise Applications
  • What is Java?
  • What is Java EE?
  • The Java EE Specifications
  • Versions
  • Role of Application Server
  • Java EE Components
  • chat is a Servlet?
  • Servlet Execution
  • What is a JSP?
  • JSP Code Sample
  • Introduction to JSF
  • What is an EJB?
  • EJB Types
  • Java Persistence API
  • EJB Examples
  • Web Services
  • Web Browser
  • Other Clients
  • Model-View-Controller Architecture
  • MVC – An Example
  • Java EE Vendor Specifications
  • Containers
  • Java EE Blueprint
  • Java EE Application Structure
  • EAR File
  • What are Mod