Fast Track to Java and OO Development provides a comprehensive introduction to Java. It is suitable for programmers with good working programming experience (no Java experience needed). It can be taught to audiences with less experience by reducing coverage of the optional, more advanced, topics.
In addition to covering basic Java programming, the course provides a solid understanding of the core OO and Java concepts and practices needed to create well-designed Java programs. This includes creating well-designed Java classes, encapsulation, composition, and inheritance/interfaces.
The material and labs include coverage of useful new Java capabilities such as the new Java 9 module structure, type inference (Java 10-11), and API enhancements. It also introduces important APIs such as the Java Collections Framework, and JDBC/JPA. This course is suitable for environments using Java 9-11. It also covers details of the Java release cycle, and Long Term Support (LTS) releases.
Be prepared to work hard and learn a great deal! The course can be held on-site & customized to fit your needs.
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 & 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 & 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 9-11, as well as important advanced features of earlier Java versions