Java Programming Language

* This course is prepared for incoming Erasmus+ students only, and it is instructed in English.
* This course will be open if a certain/sure minimum of enrolled students is at least five students.

Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IJAe/private/
Completion:classified accreditation
Type of
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Guarantee:Kočí Radek, Ing., Ph.D., DITS
Lecturer:Kočí Radek, Ing., Ph.D., DITS
Instructor:Matyáš Jiří, Ing., DITS
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Intelligent Systems FIT BUT
Introduction to Programming Systems (IZP), DIFS
Learning objectives:
  The goal is to introduce students to object-oriented programming in Java.
  Object orientation. Java - language, objects, classes, programming techniques, libraries, development environments. Design patterns. Debugging and testing tools. Graphic user interface, threads.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Basics of imperative programming (language C) and algorithm development.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences:
  Ability to apply object oriented approach for application development using Java language. Experiences with design patterns and graphic user interface (Swing) in Java.
Generic learning outcomes and competences:
  Basis of object oriented programming. Knowledge of basic design patterns.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Introduction: History, tools, distributions, Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Basis of object orientation: object, class, interface, abstraction, encapsulation, constructors.
  2. Data types. Class declaration, access modifiers. Structure of application in Java, packages, compilation, run, import classes.
  3. Inheritance, polymorphism. Object initialization. Arrays. Debugging using assert.
  4. Inheritance hierarchy, type checking, type casting, object comparison. Interface in Java. Debugging tools.
  5. Exceptions. Abstract classes, nested (inner) classes, enumeration, static classes and variables.
  6. Containers: Iterators, collection, set, lits, map. Generics in containers. For-each loop, auto-boxing.
  7. Threads: Sharing, planning, synchronization.
  8. Graphic user interface JFC/Swing. Technique of application design.
  9. Input/Output operations, streams.
  10. Design patterns. Programming language guide.
  11. Generics.
  12. JVM: Class loading, memory management, garbage collector, profiling.
  13. Java Enterprise Edition: Basic overview.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  1. Homeworks,
  2. project (a small application with GUI in Java).
Fundamental literature:
Study literature:
  • Joshua Bloch: Effective Java, Prentice Hall; 2 edition (May 28, 2008), ISBN-13: 978-0321356680
  • Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, Alan Mycroft: Java 8 in Action (Lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming). Manning, 2015.
Controlled instruction:
  • Work out homeworks and the project.
Exam prerequisites:
  • Work out all homework.
  • Work out and present the project.
  • Write a test.
  • Get at least 20 points from the project and at least 50 points in total.