JAC444 - Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers

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Subject Title
Introduction to Java for C++ Programmers

Subject Description
Java is a widely-used, class-based, object-oriented programming environment. Its appeal comes from platform independence, programming convenience, and a rich and vibrant ecosystem. This subject will serve as a thorough introduction to Java as an object-oriented and functional programming language. Topics studied will include object-oriented concepts, lambda expressions, functional interfaces, threads, exceptions, graphical user interface programming with Java FX, input / output, networking, client-server programming, servlets, and database access via JDBC.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Required for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Design, code, test, and implement programs using Java fundamental libraries
2. Recognize and apply object oriented concepts like encapsulation, polymorphism and inheritance writing Java programs
3. Understand lambda expressions and use functional programming style in Java
4. Make the most effective use of the Java programming language using design patterns and idioms
5. Learn to use Java multi-threading and exception handling features in writing networking and communication applications
6. Develop applications using basic Java FX concepts and JDBC for database access
7. Understand not only the fundamentals of the Java language, but also its importance, uses, strengths and weaknesses
8. Describe and use the major components of Java SDK, Standard Edition (Java SE)

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.