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This course is an introduction to JAVA SE 8 (Standard Edition) and Netbeans 8.02 and is NOT an introduction to programming class. If you do not have experience with C++ or C#, then you should not take this class! I have placed the demonstration projects and other materials on this page for you. Click on the presentation you want to review. To download a project, click on the item and save your file. Then, unzip it if necessary.

           

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  • Start Here: Get your software installed.
  • There are tons of options so look carefully.
  • 1- Download Java SE 8 SDK (JDK-8U51. Not demos/samples) for your machine.
  • 2- Get Netbeans 8.02 (Java SE download 90MB in first column)
  • Configure Netbeans like I did. I also changed the following & I will show these to you in class:
    • Color of comment text in the code so I could see it better
    • Turned off "Automatic Save" before running
  • Learning to Program Video Series: Introduction to programming.
  • New to programming? Then watch these videos on object-oriented programming.
  • Getting Started Videos
    • 1. Introduction to Visual Studio  video
    • 2. Your first project:Working with controls video
    • 3. Modifying controls with Properties  video
    • 4. Naming your controls & making them respond video
  • Lesson 1
    Introduction to Data Entry (Chapters 1-3, 15)
  • Creating a JAVA GUI project with SWING Classes
  • Properties p.472
  • Strings p.46
  • Data Types p.81
  • Text Field p. 486
  • Text Area p.503
  • MsgBox p.486
  • Event Handlers p. 474
  • Set Focus  p. 481
  • Lesson 2
    Data Entry Parts 3 & 4: Introduction to Variables & formatting strings
  • Lesson 3
    Making Decisions  & Custom Event Handlers, & Loops (Chapter 4)
Exam 1 will cover everything up to this point
  • Lesson 4
    Working with arrays & collections (Chapters 11 & 12)
  • Lesson 5
    File I/O, Try-Catch, Custom methods (chapters 14 & 18)
  • Introduction to File I/O & Structured Error Handling
Exam 2 will cover entire semester (140 points)

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Revised: Nov. 24, 2015

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  • Slides:
    • 1-Getting started with JAVA & Netbeans
    • 2-Java Language Overview:
      • Keywords P. 39
      • Primitive data types p. 81
      • Classes  p. 40, 186-216
      • Variables   p. 82
      • If statements  p. 64
      • Loops p. 126-133
      • Logical operators  p. 116
      • Arrays Chapt. 11

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