This course teaches students how to develop Java applications. Topics covered include the Java programming language syntax, OO programming using Java, exception handling, file input/output, threads, collection classes, and networking. Students will develop and test Java applications (typically) using Eclipse. This course is a pre-requisite to all Application Server courses, and specialty Java Technology courses such as Struts, Spring, and Hibernate.
This course is designed for applications programmers and designers planning to develop applications using the Java Programming Language.
Students should have taken the Software Development for Non-Programmers course or have programmed in at least one programming language – preferably C or C++. Some familiarity with Object Oriented Programming is desired but not required.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Compile and run a Java application.
- Understand the role of the Java Virtual Machine in achieving platform independence.
- Navigate through the API docs.
- Use the Object Oriented paradigm in Java programs.
- Understand the division of classes into Java packages.
- Use Exceptions to handle run time errors.
- Select the proper I/O class among those provided by the JDK.