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Learning to Program in Java - training course
Writing Java programs for newcomers to programming.

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This course introduces you to programming in the Java programming language.

The course starts with an introduction to programming techniques, using the Java language. You'll learn how to write and run programs, how to store information in variables within your programs, and how to make decisions and repeat pieces of code (loops).

One of the big strengths of Java is the way it lets you write code that's shareable through a whole suite of programs. Such code is structured into "methods", "objects", "classes" and "packages". The course studies the theories of this scheme (known as object oriented programming), and shows you how to design and write your own classes, and how to make effective use of the huge library of standard classes supplied with Java.

Handling text through string objects, and using standard collection objects such as arrays, vectors, stacks and hashtables is covered once you have a good grounding in how Java's objects work. We also cover input, output and exception handing in some depth on this section of the course. Threads, serialisation, synchronisation and internationalisation will also be overviewed.

There's a whole terminology associated with Java, and we'll ensure that you know your "JVM"s from your "JRE"s, and you know when you would use Applets or Servlets, beans and JSPs. The course includes a section on managing all your files, arranging them into packages and jars, setting up your environment so that they're accessible later. We'll show you examples of different environments in which Java can be used - on a web server, within a browser, etc.

The course concludes with a section on resources that are available, and a forward-looking lecture that overviews many more of the facilities available in Java, and what they can do for you.

This is a "learning to program" course and no previous programming knowledge is required. If you have programmed before, please consider our alternative Java Bootcamp course.

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The Java language is now firmly established in a wide variety of applications, with an incredible range of facilities and options available to go with it. One of the most common uses of Java programs is on a web server, where "Servelets" or "JSP"s provide the logic behind web based applications from banking to weather forecasting, and from government sites through scientific research.
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Learning to Progam (module Q100) What is programing? Why are there so many langauges? Which language for what purpose? How to plan your progamming project. Making best use of existing resources.
Programming Principles (module Q101) Stored programs - running from file. Sequential operation. Very fast, but an IQ of zero. Variable and variable types. Conditions and conditional code. Loops and named blocks of code. Collections. Libraries. Pointers and references. Compilers and Interpretters. Program and system design.
Analysing a Programming Task (module Q904) A small job. Learning about the job. Working it out. Writing. Testing. Error Handling. As a job gets larger. Summary.
Java Introduction (module J601) The fundamental elements of Java. Source Code. Class files. The Java Runtime Environment. The Java World. Java development environments and tools. Java Runtime Environments. Java distributions. Java standard packages. Java versions.
Hello Java World (module J702) A first program explained. Methods and classes. Blocks and statement structure. Declaring classes and methods. Within a statement. Reserved words. Commenting your source. The code in operation. A further program.
Variables (module J703) First use of variables in Java. Variable names. Declaring and initialising variables. Primitive types. Type casting and conversion. Reading input from the user.
Loops and Conditional Statements (module J704) Booleans. "if" statement. "while" loop. "for" loop. Labels and breaks.
Arrays (module J705) Definition and declaration. Use. Array manipulation and replacement. Multidimensional arrays. Arrays of Objects.
Object Orientation: Individual Objects (module Q906) A History. Unstructured Code. Subroutines, functions, procedures. Structured Programming. Object Oriented Programming. A note on political, or religious issues. Introduction to OO Programming. Classes. Methods. Static and Nonstatic. Instances. Constructors. Destructors. Overloading. Accessing members of a class. Loading. Use. Direct access to variables. Testing. Encouraging class use.
Objects and Classes (module J706) Using an instance of a class. Some detail of using an object. Writing your own class. Enhancements to the basic class structure. Class or static methods. Direct variable access. this. Overloading. An example. Naming conventions.
Strings (module J707) Character variables. String constants. Creating String objects. Operations on strings. Comparing strings. Accessing characters within strings. Character arrays v String objects. String buffers.
Packages (module J708) Overview. Package directory structure. Importing classes from a package. Introduction to standard packages.
Class Access (module J709) Private, public, protected. Inner classes. "finalize" method.
Object Orientation: Composite Objects (module Q909) Revision. Inheritance. Base classes and subclasses. What's inherited?. Overriding. Abstract classes. Polymorphism. Inheritance structure. Multiple Inheritance. Class structure. Hierarchy. Visibility. Designing Objects.
Extending Classes and More (module J710) Extended classes. Encapsulation. Abstract Classes. Getting your design right. The universal superclass. Interfaces. The final modifier.
Object Orientation: Design Techniques (module Q907) OO Design - some basics. Start with a good understanding of OO. And also a good understanding of the buzz words and design cycle.. Informal Techniques. Micro or Macro?. Specifying classes and methods. Specifying extended classes. Clusters of classes. Generalise it out. Programming and method standards. Formal Methods. Unified Modelling Language (UML). Views. Diagrams. Model Elements. UML Summary. Tools. Project management and design issues.
Exceptions (module J712) "trying" and "catching". "throwing". "finally". Defining your own exceptions.
More Input and Output (module J713) Overview. The Wellreader class. Input/output from basics. Streams. Writing to a file. Formatted output. Reading from a file.
Fundamental classes (module J714) The fundamental packages. java.lang. java.util. Other fundamental packages. Data wrappers. Why use data wrappers?. Other methods on Float objects. Other methods on other data wrapper objects. java.lang.Math. External low-level calls. The System class - miscellaneous features. The System class - garbage collection. The Runtime and Process classes. A word of caution on system classes. Utility objects to hold multiple simple objects. Vectors. Stacks. Hashes. Enumerations. The StringTokenizer. Collections. ArrayLists. HashSets. Iterators and general Collection interfaces. HashMaps. Sorting. Basic sorting in Java. Comparator classes. The Comparable interface.
Servlets (module J901) What is a Servlet?. Running the server. A first servlet. The HTML form. The servlet. Reusing a servlet. Form and results in same window. Interactive form.
JSP - JavaServer Pages (module J907) Introduction. The structure of a JSP Page. What basics can I put in my HTML?. Entering data into a form. What happens to the form data?. What happens next?. How To Create a Form. A Simple Hello Application. Constructing the HTML Form. Using the GET and POST Methods. Writing the Bean. Getting Data From the Form to the Bean. Checking the Request Object. Getting data from the Bean to the JSP Page. How to run the example. Using scripting elements. How to add scripting. The difference between <%, <%=, and <%!. The Number Guess Game. Using Scripting Elements in a JSP File. Mingling scripting elements with tags. When are the scripting elements executed?. How to run the example. A JSP that maintains state.
Servlets in More Detail (module J906) Introduction. What is a Servlet?. How do Servlets fit into the scheme of things?. What alternatives are there to servlets?. Servlet Engines. Java Class Structure. Data Interface. A first servlet. Reading from a form. At a higher level. Get v Post. The life of a servlet. Initialisation. Destruction. Maintaining State. Session Objects. Rewriting URLs. Hidden fields. Programming techniques. Webifying output. Keeping code and pages separate. State Diagrams. Other facilities of servlets. Multiuser Servlets. Servlet Descriptions. Cookies. Sessions in Servlets.
Java Roadmap - Beyond the Fundamentals (module J606) Java releases. Java Runtime Environments. "Stand Alone" Java programs. Java Applets. Java servlets. Java Server Pages. Other JREs. Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs). Useful "basic" classes. The Java foundation classes. The Threads API. JDBC. RMI. Java Beans. Enterprise Beans. JNDI. and also .... Synchronized. Serializable and transient. jars. Summary.

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If you want to interface to SQL databases, you might also like to consider our MySQL course. Further Java can be covered via our Java Extra scheme that lets you cover specialist topics not on the regular public courses.

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