Course Code: GES337
Cover the fundamentals of Java needed to grasp the program. Understand how to write a Java program, create a class, basic Java syntax, mathematics in Java, and objects in Java.
Learn about controlling program flow. During this section of the course you’ll understand additional loop control, classpath, code libraries, and Jar files.
Explore arrays, how to enhance arrays for loops, multi-dimensional arrays, and typecasting with arrays of primitives. You’ll also learn about inheritance, polymorphism, how to create a derived class, typecasting with object references, and methods inherited from object.
Learn about interfaces, including how to create an interface definition, implementation, reference variables, inheritance, and additional uses for interfaces. You’ll also learn about exceptions. Your coverage of exceptions encompasses attempting to catch risky code, guaranteeing the execution of code, and how to create and use your own exception classes.
Understand the fundamental collections of sets, lists, and maps. Learn about iterators and how to create collectible classes.
Master inner classes, a.k.a. nested classes, before taking the course’s final exam. You will also complete a project regarding a hotel reservations case study prior to completion of the course.
Roger Sakowski has over 35 years of experience in technical training, programming, data management, network administration, and technical writing for companies such as NASA, Sun Microsystems, Bell Labs, GTE, GE, and Lucent among other Fortune 100 companies. Roger has been an instructor for Webucator for 6 years and previously trained for other prominent technical training companies.
Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.
There are no prerequisites for this program, however prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.
This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac OS X
It is compatible with the Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and later operating systems and with the latest versions of any of the following browsers:
Please note: there is limited support for configuring Mac OS X for this program.
Java Development Kit (JDK) Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 - Download
Note: You do not need to download the bundles that include JavaFC, Java EE, or Netbeans. You only need the JDK that includes the JRE and command-line development tools. After installation, the files will be located on the C drive, usually at C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1x
Java SE 8..0 API Documentation Download
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8 Update XX - Download
Java Editors / IDEs
Windows Option 1: Crimson Editor
Note: Crimson Editor is probably the best option unless you have a specific reason for using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) listed below.
1. Go to http://www.crimsoneditor.com.
2. Choose the option for Download from the left-hand navigation menu.
3. Choose the most recent release from one of the download mirrors.
4. Execute the file you just downloaded by double-clicking on it.
5. Read the License Agreement and click on the button labeled I Agree.
6. When asked what components to install, you can leave the default settings.
7. Install Location can be left as default.
8. When the install finishes, click the button labeled Close.
Option 2: Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Note: Use of the Eclipse integrated development environment is optional for this class at the discretion of the instructor.
1. Go to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads.
2. Choose the option Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. This downloads a zip file.
3. For basic Java classes, we use Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, which does not include Java EE capabilities such as Servlets and JSPs.
4. For Java EE classes, download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers.
5. Unzip/Extract the downloaded file to C:\. The installation is a simple unzip to C:\ (Eclipse does not "install" - you run it directly from eclipse.exe, which will be in C:\eclipse after the unzip).
Macintosh Only Supported Option: Eclipse
1. Download Eclipse ID for Java Developers from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index.php if you haven't already.
2. Unarchive the Eclipse IDE file you downloaded by double-clicking on it. You can run Eclipse directly from the unarchived location. For consistency with other applications, you may want to place the unarchived folder within the Applications directory.
3. Download the class files for your class if you haven't already.
4. Go to your Documents directory within the Finder and make a folder named Webucator. Drag the class files .zip file into the Webucator folder and unarchive it by double-clicking the file. This will make an additional folder named ClassFiles.
5. Make another new folder within the Webucator folder named Workspace.
6. Open Eclipse by double-clicking on the application file from the location in which you saved it. Once Eclipse opens, you may find it useful to keep Eclipse in the Dock.
7. The first thing you should be presented with is an option to choose your Workspace using the Workspace Launcher dialog. Click the button labeled Browse and navigate to and choose the folder for /ClassFiles/Workspace. Then click the button labeled OK in the Workspace Launcher dialog.
8. Once Eclipse opens, you will see a Welcome screen. Within the main area of the Welcome screen, the click on the button for Workbench at the far-right of the screen.
9. Once the Workbench opens, navigate to File New Java Project. However, this seems to take a bit longer. All materials are online.
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This program does not prepare you for a certification but prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-level Java programmer or to continue your education learning other programming languages.