Intro to Java 8 for Non-Programmers (TT2005 )


Intro to Java 8 for Non-Programmers (TT2005 )

This course is geared for individuals who have no prior experience in computer programming. Throughout this gentle introduction to programming and Java, you will learn the best practices for writing object-oriented programs in Java 8, using sound development techniques. You will learn foundation level skills that maximize performance, using Java 8 capabilities for addressing rapid application development. Special emphasis is placed on object oriented concepts and best practices throughout the training.

  • Steps involved in the creation of a computer program
  • Investigate different programming languages and their place in computer programming
  • History of Java
  • Apply the different numbering systems (binary, hexadecimal, octal) used by computer systems
  • Select the appropriate tools for the development of Java applications
  • Need for software architecture
  • Apply the basics of UML for the design of object oriented applications
  • What OO programming is and its advantages
  • Work with objects, classes, and OO implementations
  • Basic concepts of OO such as encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and abstraction
  • Fundamentals of the Java language and its importance, uses, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Basics of the Java language and howit relates to OO programming and the object model
  • Use Java exception handling
  • Use classes, inheritance, and polymorphism
  • Use collections, generics, autoboxing, and enumerations
  • New Date/Time API
  • Java tooling

This is a true beginner-level programming course designed for IT candidates without prior development experience who wish to get up and running with Java to a basic level of competency, or who need to refresh introductory-level, sound object-oriented Java coding practices.


Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Programming Languages
  • History of Java

Programming Fundamentals

  • Computer Numbering Systems
  • Programming Constructs
  • Java Programming Tools
  • Introduction to Software Architecture
  • Introduction to Software Design
  • Object Oriented Programming

Java: A First Look

  • The Java Platform
  • Using the JDK
  • The Eclipse Paradigm
  • Writing a Simple Class

OO Concepts

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Inheritance, Abstraction, and Polymorphism

Getting Started with Java

  • Adding Methods to the Class
  • Language Statements
  • Using Strings
  • Specializing in a Subclass

Essential Java Programming

  • Fields and Variables
  • Using Arrays
  • Java Packages and Visibility

Advanced Java Programming

  • Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Interfaces and Abstract Classes
  • Exceptions

Java Developer''s Toolbox

  • Utility Classes
  • Enumerations and Static Imports

Advanced Java Programming

  • Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Interfaces and Abstract Classes
  • Exceptions

Java Developer''s Toolbox

  • Utility Classes
  • Enumerations and Static Imports
  • Formatting Strings

Collections and Generics

  • Introduction to Generics
  • Collections

Lab 1: Exploring ColorPicker and MemoryViewer

Lab 2: Working with Eclipse Neon

Lab 3: Create a Simple Class

Lab 4: Create a Class with Methods

Lab 5: Looping

Lab 6: Fun with Strings

Lab 7: Using StringBuffers and StringBuilders

Lab 8: Creating Subclasses

Lab 9: Field Test

Lab 10: Creating an Array

Lab 11: Salaries - Polymorphism

Lab 12: Mailable - Interfaces

Lab 13: Exceptions

Lab 14: Using Primitive Wrappers

Lab 15: Salaries - Polymorphism

Lab 16: Mailable - Interfaces

Lab 17: Exceptions

Lab 18: Using Primitive Wrappers

Lab 19: ShoppingCart

Lab 20: Using Hashtable and HashMap

Lab 21: Collections Poker

Lab 22: Writing a Collection

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Aug 5-9 (10am-6pm) EST
Sep 16-20 (10am-6pm) EST
Oct 21-25 (10am-6pm) EST


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