WELCOME TO BCIS 3630 - INTRODUCTION TO JAVA

JAVA TOPICS TO BE COVERED SPRING SEMESTER 2018

JAVA program types, creating an application, applets,  syntax, variables, literals and  identifiers, methods, expressions,  print, println. primitive data types, arithmetic operators, final, string class, dialog boxes, joptionpane, scope, scanner class methods, decision structures, if-else, relational operators, nested ifs,  logical operators, precedence, switch and the case structure, printf  method, selection, exception handling, try/catch,  repetition, formatting, loops, while loop, nested loop, methods, passing arguments, local variables, classses, instance fields, constructors,  overloading methods and constructors, scope of instance fields, packages, import  statements, iteration,  instance, string arrays, arrays of objects, arrays, loops, external classes, table/arrays,  arraylist class.

 

TEXTBOOK 

Starting Out with JAVA  -  CONTROL STRUCTURES THRU OBJECTS     6th Edition, by Tony Gaddis     ISBN-13: 978-0133957051

buy at bookstore or at Amazon  [do not buy the lab edition - it costs too much!]  You must BUY THE TEXTBOOK – do not ‘rent’ it as it is also used in BCIS 3680. Do not get the ‘Electronic’ copy as you will need to write notes in the textbook. Bring it to the first class, do not wait until your financial aid comes in if you want to pass this course – find the money and buy it now!

 

SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

CLICK the following Oracle link to download the JAVA software

[READ THE SYLLABUS TO LEARN HOW TO ACTUALLY INSTALL IT ON YOUR COMPUTER]                

 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

CLICK the following JGrasp link to download & install  the  IDE which you use to run all of your JAVA  programs

[THIS SOFTWARE INSTALLS AUTOMATICALLY]  

 http://www.jgrasp.org/

SAMPLE JAVA PROGRAMS

Click this link to download 3 sample programs for the first day of class then print them

NOTE the "Class Downloads"  link below  - Browse there for your semester syllabus & example JAVA programs