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Introduction to Java and Java Enterprise Using Eclipse

 

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1. Overview of Java

 
  • Objectives
  • History Of Java
  • Benefits Of Java
  • What Is Java?
  • What's This "Virtual Machine"?
  • Comparison to Other Languages
  • Java Programs
  • Basic Java Development Tools
  • Java Editions
  • Example - HelloWorld
  • Java Classes
  • Main Methods
  • Statements
  • Summary
 

2. Java Tools in Eclipse

 
  • Objectives
  • Eclipse Platform
  • Eclipse Workspace
  • Perspectives, Views & Editors
  • Basic Operations with Eclipse Views and Perspectives
  • The Java Perspective
  • The Debug Perspective
  • Navigator View
  • Package Explorer
  • Outline View
  • Problems View
  • Eclipse Preferences
  • Build and Validation
  • Code Completion, Templates and Snippets
  • Searching
  • Configure Compiler Class Path
  • JRE Switching
 

3. Basic Object Concepts

 
  • Objectives
  • What Is An Object?
  • State
  • Behavior
  • Encapsulation
  • Encapsulation Examples
  • Classes vs. Objects
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Polymorphism
  • Benefits Of Objects
  • Summary
 

4. Basic Java Syntax

 
  • Objectives
  • Declaring And Initializing Variables
  • Keywords
  • Coding Tips Variables
  • Primitive Data Types
  • Logical - boolean
  • Textual - char and String
  • Integral - byte, short, int, long
  • Floating Point - float and double
  • Literal Values
  • Strings
  • Creating Strings
  • White Space
  • Comments
  • Coding Tips - Comments
  • Java Statements
  • Coding Tips - Statements
  • Scope of a Variable
  • System.out/System.in
  • Scanner Class
  • Summary
 

5. Operations and Making Decisions

 
  • Objectives
  • Operator Categories
  • Special Situations
  • Binary Operators
  • Integer Division
  • Numeric Promotion
  • Type Conversion Of Primitive Types
  • Unary Operators
  • Relational Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • Bitwise Operators
  • Bitwise Examples
  • Shift Operators
  • Overflow And Underflow
  • Assignment Operators
  • Ternary Operator
  • Calculation Errors
  • Operator Precedence
  • Precedence Examples
  • Combining Strings
  • Coding Tips - Operators
  • Control Flow Statements
  • 'if' Statement
  • 'if else' Statement
  • Nested Statements
  • "Short Circuited" Operators
  • Coding Tips - if & if-else
  • Summary
 

6. Using Classes and Objects

 
  • Objectives
  • Objects, Instances, And Classes
  • What Are Classes?
  • Working With Classes And Objects
  • Instantiation
  • Instance Methods
  • Object References
  • String Operations
  • The Math Class
  • Summary
 

7. Writing Classes

 
  • Objectives
  • Why Define Your Own Classes?
  • Encapsulation
  • Elements Of A Class
  • Defining Classes
  • Coding Tips - Class Definitions
  • Fields
  • Defining Fields
  • Coding Tips - Fields
  • Methods
  • Defining Methods
  • Passing Parameters
  • Overloading Methods
  • Coding Tips - Methods
  • Local Variables vs. Instance Variables
  • Example - Defining a Class
  • Example - Fields
  • Example - Defining a Method
  • Example - Calling a Method
  • Summary
 

8. Controlling Code Access and Code Organization

 
  • Objectives
  • Controlling Access
  • Data Hiding
  • Encapsulation
  • JavaBeans
  • Packages
  • Problems Solved With Packages
  • Naming Packages
  • Declaring Packages In Classes
  • Package Access
  • Example - Access Modifiers
  • Import Statement
  • Using Classes From Packages
  • Coding Tips - Import Statements
  • Correlation To File Structure
  • Class Path
  • Java Core Packages
  • Java API Documentation
  • Summary
 

9. Constructors and Class Members

 
  • Objectives
  • Constructors
  • Multiple Constructors
  • Defining Constructors
  • Default Constructor
  • Example - Calling Constructors
  • 'this' Keyword
  • Using 'this' to Call a Constructor
  • Using 'this' to Set a Field
  • Class Members
  • Examples Of Class Members
  • Comparison With Instance Members
  • Use Of Class Variables
  • Static Class Methods
  • Use Of Class Methods
  • Main Method And Command Line Arguments
  • Declaring Constants
  • Coding Tips - Class Members
  • Useful Standard Class Members
  • Initialization Blocks
  • Static Initialization Blocks
  • Summary
 

10. Advanced Control Structures

 
  • Objectives
  • 'switch' Statement
  • Example - switch
  • Switch "Fall Through"
  • 'for' Loop
  • Example - for
  • 'while' Loop
  • Example - while
  • 'do while' Loop
  • Example - do while
  • Break Statement
  • Example - break
  • Labeled Statements
  • Example - Labeled break
  • Continue Statement
  • Example - continue
  • Example - Labeled continue
  • Coding Tips - Control Structures
  • Summary
 

11. Arrays

 
  • Objectives
  • Arrays
  • Declaring Arrays
  • Populating Arrays
  • Accessing Arrays
  • Array Length
  • Coding Tips - Arrays
  • Array References
  • Multidimensional Arrays
  • Arrays Of Arrays
  • Copying Arrays
  • For-Each loop
  • Variable Arguments
  • Variable Arguments Example
  • Summary
 

12. Inheritance

 
  • Objectives
  • Inheritance Is
  • Inheritance Examples
  • Declaring Inheritance
  • Inheritance Hierarchy
  • Access Modifiers Revisited
  • Inherited Members
  • Instances Of A Subclass
  • Example Of Inheritance
  • Role In Reuse
  • The super Keyword
  • Example - super Keyword
  • Problems with Constructors
  • Limiting Subclasses
  • 'set' Methods in Constructors
  • The Object Class
  • Summary
 

13. Commonly Overridden Methods

 
  • Objectives
  • Overriding Methods
  • toString()
  • toString() in Object
  • Overriding toString()
  • Comparing Objects
  • Using == vs. equals(..)
  • Overriding equals(..)
  • Complex Comparisons
  • equals(..) Example
  • hashCode()
  • Overriding hashCode()
  • hashCode() Example
  • Refactoring
  • Changing Class Name
  • Changing Method Name
  • Changing Variable Name
  • Generalizing a Variable
  • Moving a Class to a Different Package
  • Extracting Code to a Method
  • Pull-up and Push-down Methods
 

14. Exceptions

 
  • Objectives
  • What is an Exception
  • Benefits
  • The Exception Class
  • How to Work With Exceptions
  • Example Exception Handling
  • The try-catch-finally Statement
  • Flow of Program Control
  • Exception Hierarchy
  • Checked Exceptions
  • Unchecked Exceptions
  • Coding Tips - Exception Types
  • Catching Multiple Exceptions
  • Specifying Thrown Exceptions
  • Rethrowing Exceptions
  • Chaining Exceptions
  • Creating your Own Exception
  • Summary
 

15. Interfaces and Polymorphism

 
  • Objectives
  • Casting Objects
  • The instanceof Operator
  • Abstract Classes
  • Abstract Class An Example
  • Interface
  • Interface An Example
  • Comparable Interface
  • Comparable Example
  • Coding Tips - Superclass or Interface?
  • Polymorphism
  • Conditions for Polymorphism
  • Coding Tips - Leveraging Polymorphism
  • Covariant Return Types
  • Summary
 

16. Collections and Generics

 
  • Objectives
  • What are Collections?
  • Arrays vs. Collections
  • Main Collections Interfaces
  • java.util.Collection
  • Main Collection Methods
  • Sets
  • java.util.List
  • java.util.Queue
  • Iteration on a Collection
  • Iterator vs. For-Each Loop
  • Maps
  • java.util.Map
  • java.util.SortedMap
  • Collections Implementations
  • Generics
  • Generics and Collections
  • Generic Collection Example
  • Collections and Primitive Types
  • "Wrapper" Classes
  • Autoboxing
  • Summary
 

17. Useful Java Classes

 
  • Objectives
  • Java Logging API
  • Control Flow of Logging
  • Logging Levels
  • Logging Handlers
  • Loggers
  • Logging Example
  • Logging Formatters & Log Manager
  • Logging Configuration File
  • Example Logging Configuration File
  • Logging Filters
  • java.lang.StringBuilder
  • java.util.StringTokenizer
  • java.util.Arrays & java.util.Collections
  • java.util.Random
  • java.util.Date
  • GregorianCalendar & Calendar
  • Formatting
  • Formatting Example
  • Summary
 

18. Input and Output

 
  • Objectives
  • Overview of Java Input/Output
  • Streams
  • Input Stream
  • Output Stream
  • "Chained" Streams
  • The File Class
  • File Example
  • RandomAccessFile
  • Reader and Writer
  • Buffers
  • Channels
  • Serialization
  • Serializing Object State
  • Avoiding Serialization Problems
  • serialVersionUID
  • Options to Write Files
  • Using Streams - Write Example
  • Using Streams - Read Example
  • Using Readers and Writers - Write Example
  • Using Readers and Writers - Read Example
  • Using Readers and Writers - Scanner Read Example
  • Using Buffers and Channels - Write Example
  • Using Buffers and Channels - Read Example
  • Summary
 

19. Other Java Concepts

 
  • Objectives
  • Annotations
  • Enumerated Types
  • Garbage Collection
  • JVM Storage Areas
  • Assertions
  • Assertions Example
  • When to use Assertions
  • Enabling Assertions
 

20. Servlet Basics

 
  • Objectives
  • History CGI
  • Server Extension APIs
  • Java Servlet
  • Servlet Container
  • Servlet Responsibilities
  • J2EE and Servlet
  • The Servlet Class
  • The HttpServlet Class
  • An Example Hello World
  • Registering the Servlet
  • The Servlet Container
  • The Servlet API
  • Life Cycle Initialization
  • Example Initialization
  • Life Cycle Processing
  • Life Cycle Destroy
  • User Input
  • Example User Input
  • Output to Client
  • Servlet Error Handling
  • Threading Issues
  • Summary
 

21. JavaServer Page (JSP) Basics

 
  • Objectives
  • JavaServer Pages
  • A Simple Example - Hello.jsp
  • JSP Benefits
  • Evolution of Dynamic Content Technologies
  • How JSP Works
  • JSP Invocation
  • Generated Servlet
  • JSP Scripting Elements
  • The XML Syntax
  • JSP Directive
  • page Directive Attributes
  • page Directive an Example
  • page Attribute errorPage
  • page Attribute isErrorPage
  • Using XML Syntax
  • Directives include
  • Include an Example
  • Request time inclusion
  • Include at compile time vs. at request time
  • JSP Declarations
  • Declarations an Example
  • JSP Expressions
  • JSP Expressions an Example
  • JSP Scriptlets
  • JSP Scriptlets an Example
  • JSP Comments
  • JSP Predefined Variables
  • The request Object
  • The response Object
  • The out Object
  • Out an Example
  • Summary
 

22. Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) Overview

 
  • Objectives
  • Need for EJBs
  • Distributed Computing
  • Distributed Transaction
  • Distributed Security
  • What are EJBs?
  • Main Characteristics of EJBs
  • EJB Remote Method Call
  • EJB Architecture Components
  • EJB Client
  • EJB JAR File
  • EJB Container
  • EJB Server
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Session Beans
  • Entity Beans
  • Java Persistence API - Entities
  • Message-Driven Beans (MDBs)
  • EJB Specification
  • Summary