Course details

Graphical User Interfaces in Java

GJA Acad. year 2023/2024 Winter semester 5 credits

Development of mobile and web applications, Java servlets, Java Server Pages, Java Persistence API, Hibernate, JavaServerFaces, PrimeFaces, Spring, Android, Google Web Toolkit, Vaadin, RESTful Java Services, Java Web Services, Remote Method Invocation, Java Message Services, Java Enterprise, Enterprise Java Beans, Google App Engine, distributed systems.


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Language of instruction

Czech, English


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 development of mobile and web applications in Java programming language. To learn using mobile, web and enterpirse frameworks in this language. To get abilities of programming advanced systems powered by modern Java technologies.


The students will learn to work with modern technologies for development of web and mobile applications. They will get acquainted with principles of development in referred environments. The will also gain experiences with development of advanced systems powered by Java programming language.
The students will improve their skills in programming language Java, in team work, and in preparation of project documentation.

Why is the course taught

The Graphical User Interfaces in Java course teaches Java EE with a focus on creating a web-based graphical user interfaces. Graduate of this course will be able to quickly orientate in technologies used mainly in large companies that builds their products on Java EE. Part of the course is a visit of a expert from practise who will show the practical use of the teached technologies.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of Java programming language.

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
  • Flanagan, D.: Programování v jazyce Java (První vydání), ISBN: 80-85896-78-8, Computer Press 1997
  • Campione, M., Walrath, K.: Java Tutorial, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 3-8273-1050-4, 1997
  • Eckel, B.: Myslíme v Jazyku Java, ISBN 80-247-9010-6, Grada 2001
  • 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. Team project for creating web (and mobile) application.

Progress assessment

Mid-term test and team project.
To get points from the exam, you need to get min. 20 points, otherwise the exam is rated 0 points.


Exam prerequisites

For receiving the credit and thus for entering the exam, students have to get at least 10 points from the project.


Tue lecture 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6., 7., 9., 10., 11., 13. of lectures G202 18:0019:5080 1MIT 2MIT xx Dytrych
Tue lecture 2023-11-07 G202 18:0019:5080 1MIT 2MIT xx Kozák
Tue lecture 2023-12-05 G202 18:0019:5080 1MIT 2MIT xx Rychlý
Wed other 2024-01-17 M104 M105 09:0012:00 Obhajoby projektů
Wed other 2024-01-17 C235 09:1512:00 Zápočet
Wed exam 2023-11-15 M104 M105 16:0018:00 Půlsemestrální test
Wed exam 2024-01-24 A113 16:0017:50 1. termín
Wed exam 2024-01-31 C235 17:0018:50 2. termín
Fri exam 2024-01-19 A112 16:0018:50 řádná

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