Course details

Graphical User Interfaces in Java (in English)

GJAe Acad. year 2020/2021 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.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. 


Streamings of the lectures:

The lecture from GJA on December 2, 2020 will take place extraordinarily via Microsoft Teams at this link. The topic will be: MapReduce Paradigm and Apache Hadoop.


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Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs projects

Assessment points

51 exam, 10 mid-term test, 39 projects




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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
  • Hohpe, G., Woolf, B.: Enterprise integration patterns, ISBN 0-321-20068-3, 2004
  • Claus Ibsen, C, Anstey, J.: Camel in Action, Second Edition, ISBN 9781617292934, 2018

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.


Monother2021-01-18 G108 11:0011:50Project defense
Monother2021-01-11 G108 13:0014:50Project defense
Monexam2021-01-11 E104 15:0016:50 1EIT 2EIT INTE 1st term
Monexam2021-01-18 A112 16:0017:50 1EIT 2EIT INTE 2nd term
Wedexam2021-01-27 E105 16:0017:50 1EIT 2EIT INTE 3rd term
Wedlecturelectures A112 17:0018:50 1EIT 2EIT INTE xx
Wedlecture2., 3., 4., 5., 7., 8., 9., 10., 12., 13. of lectures A112v 17:0018:50YT, ZP
Thuother2021-01-07 G108 11:0012:50Project defense

Course inclusion in study plans

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