Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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Graphical User Interfaces in Java (in English)

GJAe Acad. year 2019/2020 Winter semester 5 credits

Development of Java programming language, Java virtual machine, Java basic and object oriented features, types of Java applications (standalone application/servlet), basic libraries(java.lang, java.io, java.util), library java.awt(Abstract Window Toolkit), events mechanisms in Java, application development, libraries javax.swing, JavaBeans development, GUI programming tools, web applications, Java Server Pages, Google Web Toolkit, Android, Vaadin. 


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Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs projects

Assessment points

51 exam, 10 half-term test, 39 projects




Dytrych Jaroslav, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Otrusina Lubomír, Ing. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Škoda Petr, RNDr. (DCGM FIT BUT)

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* 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.

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The students will get acquainted with the principles and history of Java programming language. They will learn about methods of application development in Java programming language. They will also get acquainted with ways of exploitation of standard libraries and tools for application development. Finally, the students will learn about differences in Java programming and programming in other languages.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

The students will improve their skills in programming language Java, in team work, and in preparation of project documentation.

Learning objectives

To get acquainted with the principles of Java programming language. To learn about methods of application development in Java programming language. To get acquainted with ways of exploitation of standard libraries and tools for application development. To learn about differences in Java programming and programming in other languages.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of Java programming language (syntax, primitive data types, classes, interfaces, inheritance, packages, modifiers, type variables, wrapper classes, containers, I/O, exceptions, multithreading, running processes).

Study literature

  • Deitel, H.M., Deitel, P.J.: Java - How to program, ISBN 0-13-632589-0, Prentice Hall, 1997.
  • Niemeyer, P., Peck, J.: Exploring Java (2nd ed.), ISBN 1-56592-271-9, O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.

Fundamental literature

  • Cornell, C., Horstmann, C.: Core Java (2nd ed.), SunSoft Press, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-596891-7, 1997
  • Grand, M.: Java Language Reference (2nd ed.), ISBN 1-56592-326-X, O'Reilly & Associates, 1997
  • Campione, M., Walrath, K.: Java Tutorial, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 3-8273-1050-4, 1997
  • Jendrock, E., Cervera-Navarro, R., Evans, I., Haase, K., & Markito, W.: The Java EE 7 Tutorial (Vol. 1), Addison-Wesley Professional, ISBN 978-0321994929, 2014
  • Gupta, A.: Java EE 7 Essentials: Enterprise Developer Handbook, O'Reilly Media, Inc., ISBN 978-1449370176, 2013
  • Juneau, J.: Java EE 7 recipes: a problem-solution approach, Apress, ISBN 978-1430244257, 2013
  • Juneau, J.: JavaServer Faces: Introduction by Example, Apress, ISBN 978-1484208397, 2013
  • Çalşkan, M., & Varaksin, O.: PrimeFaces cookbook, Packt Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1784393427, 2015
  • Gutierrez, F.: Introducing Spring framework: a primer, Apress, ISBN 978-1430265320, 2014
  • Walls, C. Spring in Action: Covers Spring 4, Manning Publications, ISBN 978-1617291203, 2014

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction, Java servlets, JavaServerPages.
  2. Testing, Maven and JAX.
  3. RMI and JMS.
  4. EJB and JavaServerFaces.
  5. PrimeFaces.
  6. Spring.
  7. Midterm exam.
  8. Java Persistence API, Hibernate.
  9. Google Web Toolkit.
  10. Vaadin.
  11. Basics of Android OS.
  12. Distributed systems.
  13. Project defenses.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Individually assigned project throughout the course.

Progress assessment

Mid-term test, individual projects. 

Exam prerequisites

In order to gain a credit it is necessary to get at least 10 points from the project.


Frilecturelectures M103 11:0012:50 1EIT 2EIT INTE xx

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MGMe, any year of study, Elective
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