The Java for Non-Programmers training course provides new programmers with the training they need to successfully learn how to program using Java as the programming language. The course begins with a high-level overview of the software development process, then transitions into a discussion about object-oriented programming. With the foundation laid, the course teaches students the syntax and fundamentals required to create basic Java programs.
- Understand the core Java language syntax, execution structure, and deployment model
- Write simple application
What You'll Learn
In the Java for Non-Programmers training course, you’ll learn:
- What is Java?
- Understanding the Java platform (JRE)
- Understanding the Java Development Kit (JDK)
- Java the programming language
- Using an IDE for Java development
- Introduction to OO
- Defining what an object is
- Understanding how OO design works
- Creating well-formed objects
- Class Structure
- Defining a class
- Defining rules and conventions of classes
- Defining and using methods
- Defining and using instance variables
- Data Types and Operators
- Primitive data types
- Reference data types
- Arrays and Lists
- Logic Structures
- For loops
- For/Each loops
- Do loops
- While loops
- If statements
- Switch statements
- Object Inheritance in Java
- Packages and access modifiers
- Abstract classes
- Creating Enumerations
- Working with Java Exceptions
- What is an exception?
- Run time v. application exceptions
- Writing code to handle exceptions
- Introduction to Java Platform APIs
- java.lang and java.math
Meet Your Instructor
- Kelby Zorgdrager
Kelby Zorgdrager’s expertise in Java, Open Source, and software development have allowed him to be a guest speaker at JavaOne, Java University, Comdex, IEEE Software Conference, and the Colorado Software Summit.
Kelby has also served as a guest author for both IBM and Sun/Oracle’s developer sites. Furthering his passion to help people learn, Kelby served as a technical editor for the bestselling book, Advanced Java: How to Program,...Simon
Simon has over 15 years of experience defining, developing, and delivering software development training programs.
As a senior instructor and courseware developer for Sun Microsystems, Simon developed and delivered Java training courses for Sun Educational Services’ internal and external customers. While at Sun, he was a guest presenter at JavaOne, Java University, and other software trade shows. Simon’s most significant accolade was his work as the development lead in the design, development,...Daniel
Daniel has been a self-employed developer, teacher and speaker for private businesses, education and government entities since 1999. Daniel also actively teaches programming for the University of New Mexico Continuing Education.
Daniel is a Pomodoro Technique practitioner, and co-founder of the Albuquerque Java User’s Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not supporting other local Java developers, Daniel spends most of his waking hours developing in and around the Java ecosystem, encompassing...Michael
Michael is a practicing software developer, course developer, and trainer with DevelopIntelligence. For the majority of his career, Michael has designed and implemented large-scale, enterprise-grade, Java-based applications at major telecommunications and Internet companies, such as Level3 Communications, US West/Qwest/Century Link, Orbitz, and others.
Michael has a passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and paradigms (or, he has a tendency to get bored or disappointed with current ones)....Jeremy
Jeremy is a technology enthusiast who loves exploring, learning, and creating new technologies. One of his earliest programming feats – at eight years old – was modifying the game “Nibbles,” written in Basic, to be multiplayer so he and his neighbor could play together. Since then, he has continually experimented with any interesting new technology, never backing down from a challenge.
He played an instrumental role in building CARad, a software listing tool that was...Jean
Jean brings years of development experience into her teaching, making the learning experience practical for her students. Originally a Smalltalk developer, Jean has an expansive knowledge of object-oriented (OO) development, analysis, and design. Jean has worked in every stage of the software development process for a variety of businesses – from small non-profits, to government agencies, to global enterprises.
Jean was also one of the top instructors at Sun Microsystems in North America and Europe....Michael
Michael owns and operates Inkling Research, a consulting group of technical specialists. His work experience includes systems administration, application and operating system development, and the design and deployment of several network and storage-based systems. Michael is a seasoned instructor with 18 years experience in training, course development, mentoring, and practice management. His educational credentials include a B.A. from UC Davis, an M.A from Kent State University, and doctoral coursework at Claremont...Marnie
Marnie brings 15 years of experience delivering programming related training. During that time she has taught for top-technology companies including: Sun (and later Oracle) certified Java classes, RedHat Certified JBoss administration courses, Spring Source Certified Spring and Hibernate courses. Her classes have run the gamut from introduction to programming classes to Java EE web services and much of the Java EE stack in between.
She has a passion for teaching, which is evident in her presentations and...Peter
Peter is a Senior Java Developer / Architect / Manager with over 20 years of experience in the analysis, design, and development of computer systems, including 20 years of experience architecting and delivering web-based IT solutions. Peter manages and leads an experienced team of Java and object-oriented programming specialists that provide a wide range of technical services. Peter founded Java Enterprise Solutions in 1998 after working for Sun Microsystems advancing Java and Java technologies. While at...Phil
Phil was a member of the second cohort of instructors to be trained by Sun to teach their Java courses. and has lectured at the undergraduate and graduate levels at San Jose State University and the University of California. He has been a Java developer in Silicon Valley for over 15 years, specializing in control systems and visualization of large complicated data sets. He is completing a PhD in bioinformatics, using his Java skills to study the effects of marine life on climate change. Phil has assisted in the...