Course details

Java Programming Language

IJA Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 4 credits

Current academic year

Object orientation. Java - language, objects, classes, programming techniques, libraries, development environments. Design patterns. Debugging and testing tools. Graphic user interface, threads.


Kočí Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)

Language of instruction



Credit (written)

Time span

26 hrs exercises, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

100 projects



Kočí Radek, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Ability to apply object oriented approach for application development using Java language. Experiences with design patterns and graphic user interface (Swing) in Java.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Basis of object oriented programming. Knowledge of basic design patterns and Java programming techniques.

Learning objectives

The goal is to introduce students to object-oriented programming in Java.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basics of imperative programming (language C) and algorithm development.

Study literature

  • Mary Campione and Kathy Walrath: Java Tutorial Addison-Wesley, ISBN 3-8273-1050-4, 1997
  • H.M. Deitel and P.J. Deitel: Java - How to program ISBN 0-13-632589-0, Prentice Hall, 1997.
  • David Flanagan: Java in a Nutshell (2nd ed.) ISBN 1-56592-262-X, O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.
  • Patrick Niemeyer and Joshua Peck: Exploring Java (2nd ed.) ISBN 1-56592-271-9, O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.

Fundamental literature

  • Bruce Eckel: Thinking in Java (2nd Edition), Pearson Education, ISBN: 0130273635, 2000
  • Gary Cornell and Cay Horstmann: core Java (2nd ed.) SunSoft Press, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-596891-7, 1997
  • Mark Grand: Java Language Reference (2nd ed.) ISBN 1-56592-326-X, O'Reilly & Associates, 1997

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction: history, tools, distributions, Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Basis of object orientation: object, class, interface, abstraction, encapsulation, constructors.
  2. Data types. Class declaration, access modifiers. Structure of application in Java, packages, compilation, run, import classes.
  3. Inheritance, polymorphism. Object initialization. Arrays. Debugging using assert.
  4. Inheritance hierarchy, type checking, type casting, object comparison. Interface in Java. Debugging tools.
  5. Exceptions. Abstract classes, nested (inner) classes, enumeration, static import.
  6. Containers: iterators, collection, set, lits, map. Generics in containers. For-each loop, auto-boxing.
  7. Threads: sharing, planning, synchronization. 
  8. Graphic user interface JFC/Swing. Technique of application design.
  9. Input/Output operations, streams.
  10. Design patterns. Programming language guide.
  11. Generics.
  12. JVM: class loading, memory management, garbage collector, profiling.
  13. Java Enterprise Edition: basic overview.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. homeworks
  2. project (a small application in Java)

Exam prerequisites

  • Having at least 1 point of the possible point evaluation of each homework.
  • Having at least 50% of the possible point evaluation of the project.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group T
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