Java Programming – it215 (3 credits)
Java has rapidly become the language of choice for platform independent implementations. This course provides a general introduction to programming, data structures and object-oriented programming. The syntax and semantics of the Java™ language are addressed, as well as related topics which include object-oriented programming concepts, terminology, and notation. This class requires the Java 2 Platform Development Kit, Standard Edition.
- Create, compile, and execute a basic Java program.
- Recognize basic object technology concepts.
- Define the feature of inheritance.
- Explain a typical Java development environment.
Methods, Classes, Objects
- Employ a constructor to initialize an object.
- Explain the use of methods that have more than one parameter.
- Use Math class and common Java API packages.
- Summarize the relationship between superclasses and subclasses.
- Develop superclasses and subclasses that implement polymorphism.
- Demonstrate how to declare, create, initialize, and manipulate arrays.
Arrays and Exception Handling
- Create a GUI-based application.
- Discuss the concept and use of arrays.
- Implement a GUI using Swing components to allow user interaction with a Java application.
- Discuss the use of GUIs.
Files and Streams
- Use the file access and file processing methods to manage data.
- Use Graphics2D class methods to produce and manipulate basic shapes and lines.
Java Programming Applications
- Determine how Java programming is used in web-based applications.
- Implement searching and sorting capabilities into a Java application.
- Use the input/output stream class to create, read, write, and update files.
- Explain the benefit of having basic programming knowledge.
- Demonstrate how to create and use classes, methods, instance variables, and objects.
- Execute control statements found in Java.
- Formulate algorithms using the process of top down, stepwise refinement.
- Implement the various types of operators in Java.
- Apply commands to detect, indicate, and handle exceptions.
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