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Java Introduction for the IBM Enterprise

Duration

3 hours

Overview

This course is intended for experienced Mainframe Programmers, particularly COBOL programmers who need to understand Java and the basic concepts of object orientation and how it differs from programming languages traditionally used in an enterprise environment. The majority of content focuses on the structure of the Java language, and the tools and utilities that support the Java environment.

Audience

Experienced mainframe programmers, particularly COBOL programmers.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of and experience with a procedural mainframe programming language, preferably COBOL, and knowledge of the z/OS environment.

Objectives

    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand Java and the basic concepts of object orientation.
  • Understand Java's history and how it is different from programming languages traditionally used for enterprise development.

Course Content

Introducing Java

The Evolution of Java
Java Terminology
Java Structure and Characteristics
Java in the Enterprise Environment
Java Servlets and Applications

Java Environments

Java SDK
Java Runtime Environment
SDK Tools
Java Virtual Machine
Java on z/OS
Java Integrated Development Environments

Object Oriented Java

Object Oriented Design Concepts
Objects and Classes
Unified Modelling Language
Inheritance
Aggregation
Association
Sequence and Other Diagrams

Java Structure

Class Programs
Packages
JAR Files
Comments
Statement Structure
Naming Rules and Conventions
Identifiers
Specifiers and Modifiers
Variables
Methods

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