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Effectively Using Java Packages And Features

Duration: 35 hours

Prerequisites: Java programming experience and an understanding of object-oriented design principles. The course Java Programming or equivalent knowledge provides a solid foundation.


Students Will Learn:

  • Reflection Using the Class Object
  • Invoking Methods Using Reflection
  • Methods Available on the Class Object
  • Customizing BeanInfo
  • Type Safety Enhancements
  • Collections Framework
  • Simple Arrays and Arrays of Objects
  • Legacy Container Classes
  • Data Sharing Among Threads
  • Coordination and Controlling Threads
  • Synchronizing Threads
  • Working with JDBC
  • Overview of java.net Package
  • Inner and Nested Classes
  • Lambda Expressions

Course Description:

This intermediate level course is intended for programmers who already have a fundamental understanding of Java programming and some experience writing code. It provides additional insights and details regarding some of the more advanced and useful capabilities contained in the Java Programming Language and it's associated packages. Topics include reflection and JavaBeans, Java type safety enhancements, the Java Collections Framework, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), multithreading, inner classes, lambda expressions and networking.

Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.


Course Overview:

JavaBeans, Reflection, and Introspection
  • JavaBean Requirements
  • Determining Type of an Object
  • Reflection Overview and Uses
  • Reflection Issues
  • Reflection Using the Class Object
  • Invoking Methods Using Reflection
  • Methods Available on the Class Object
  • Creating a New Instance
  • Introspection
  • Customizing BeanInfo
  • Invoking Methods Using Introspection
  • Using Reflection to Access Properties
  • Review of equals Method
Type Safety Enhancements
  • Annotations
    • Standard Annotations
    • User Defined Annotations
    • Reflection Annotation Information
  • The enum Data Type
  • Generics
  • Autoboxing
  • Methods Having Variable Parameters
  • Assertions
Collections Framework
  • What is the Collections Framework
  • Simple Arrays and Arrays of Objects
  • Legacy Container Classes
  • Collections Framework Overview
  • Collections Interfaces
    • Lists
    • Sets
    • Queues
  • Map Interfaces
  • Interface Implementations
    • Lists
    • Sets
    • Queues
    • Maps
  • Iterators
JDBC
  • What is JDBC
  • JDBC Drivers
  • Accessing the Database
    • Loading Driver
    • Connecting to Data Source
    • Creating Statements
    • Executing Statements
  • Processing Result Sets
    • Cursor Positioning
    • Column Retrieval
    • Updating Result Sets
  • Connection Pooling
  • Processing Errors and Warnings
  • Using Prepared Statements
  • Using Stored Procedures
  • Metadata
    • Result Set Metadata
    • Database Metadata
  • Transaction Processing
  • Isolation Levels
  • SQL Batches
Threads
  • Definition of a Thread
  • Creating Threads
  • Naming Threads
  • Data Sharing Among Threads
    • Local Data
    • Instance Data
    • Class Data
    • volatile Keyword
  • Thread States
  • Thread Priority
    • Minimum. Maximum, Normal Priorities
    • Preemptive Thread Priority
    • setPriority Method
    • getPriority Method
  • Piping Data Between Threads
  • Coordination and Controlling Threads
  • Synchronizing Threads
    • Why Synchronization is Needed
    • Producer/Consumer Example
    • synchronized Keyword
    • Thread Synchronization Methods
Networking
  • Overview of java.net Package
  • Format of URL
  • URL Class
  • URLConnection Class
  • InetAddress Class
  • Definitions
    • Client
    • Server
    • Port
    • Socket
  • TCP/IP Protocols
  • Socket Class
    • Writing Client Side Applications
    • Read From Socket
    • Write to Socket
  • ServerSocket Class
    • Writing Server Side Applications
    • Daemon Servers
    • Multi-Threaded Servers
Inner and Nested Classes
  • What Are Inner Classes
    • Benefits of Inner Classes
    • Terminology
    • Restrictions
    • Syntax
  • Types of Inner Classes
    • Member Inner Class
    • Local Inner Class
    • Anonymous Inner Class
    • Nested Top Level Class
  • Lambda Expressions
    • Functional Interfaces
    • Default Interface Methods
    • Static Interfaces Methods
    • Lambda Expression Uses
    • Lambda Expression Syntax
    • Method and Constructor References
 

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