The Java platform has many powerful capabilities to help developers in the day to day tasks of creating good software systems. Some of this are built into the langauge, and some are separate tools that have become widely adopted because of their usefulness.
This one day course looks at the following three tools that can be of enoromous help to programmers that are writing Java systems:
ant: A Java-based build tool that uses XML configuration files to control the build
JUnit: A testing framework that simpleifies writing and maintaing test code. This course uses JUnit 4, and the Java 5 annotations associated with it.
Logging with log4J, Commons Logging, or Java logging: Logging packages that make logging efficient and easy to use
These technologies are very powerful, yet it is easy to learn the basics in a very short time. This one day course provides those basics, and gives programmers the experience necessary to use these tools to be more productive and create better software systems.
Understand how ant and buildfiles work
Use ant to control a build; create buildfiles
Be familiar with testing and test-driven development
Use JUnit to create good testing structures for your Java code
Be aware of the different logging choices available in Java
Use the most popular Java logging frameworks to create good logging structures