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Graphical User Interfaces in Java (in English)

GJAe Acad. year 2023/2024 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. 


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Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures
  • 26 hrs projects

Assessment points

  • 51 pts final exam (15 pts written part, 26 pts test part, 10 pts oral part)
  • 10 pts mid-term test (test part)
  • 39 pts projects




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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.


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

Prerequisite knowledge 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.
  • 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.


Mon lecture 1., 3., 4., 6., 7., 8., 10., 11., 12., 13. of lectures M104 M105 16:0017:5041 1EIT 2EIT INTE xx Dytrych
Mon lecture 2023-09-25 M104 M105 16:0017:5041 1EIT 2EIT INTE xx Rychlý
Mon lecture 2023-11-13 M104 M105 16:0017:5041 1EIT 2EIT INTE xx Kozák
Mon lecture 2023-10-16 G202 18:0019:5050 1EIT 2EIT INTE MGMe MITP-EN xx Dytrych
Tue exam 2023-11-07 M104 M105 16:0018:00 Půlsemestrální test
Tue exam 2024-01-23 A113 16:0018:50 1. termín
Tue other 2024-01-16 M104 M105 16:0018:50 Obhajoby projektů
Tue exam 2024-01-30 A113 17:0018:50 2. termín
Wed other 2024-01-17 C235 09:0009:15 Zápočet
Wed exam 2024-01-17 A112 15:0018:50 řádná

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