Fast Track to Java for OO Developers is a demanding, fast paced course suitable for programmers with existing experience in other OO languages such as C++ or C#. It builds on the knowledge that Object-Oriented programmers already possess to provide an accelerated approach to learning the Java programming language and good Java programming practice.
In addition to teaching you everything you need to become productive in basic Java programming, this course draws on our extensive experience to provide a solid understanding of the core OO and Java concepts and practices needed to create well designed Java programs. It leverages the student’s existing knowledge about OO programming to show how to use Java at an accelerated pace. This includes material on creating well designed Java classes, using encapsulation, building more complex functionality with composition, and using inheritance to share functionality and create specialized types. It also covers more advanced concepts such as using interfaces, working with the Java Collections Framework, and accessing databases with JDBC/JPA.
This course is suitable for environments using Java 8. The material includes coverage of all current Java capabilities that are within the scope of the material, including new Java 8 capabilities such as the new Date/Time API, and an overview of lambdas. It also stresses the use of good coding practices for all the examples and labs. This course is available for most IDEs, such as Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and IBM RAD
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 Java language basics
Write, compile, and run Java programs
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 and use packages to organize code
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 and 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
Be aware of, and use the new features of Java 8, as well as important advanced features of earlier Java versions