BTP400 Course Outline

Course Code: BTP400
Course Name: Object-Oriented Software Development II - Java
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
Java is a widely-used, class-based, object-oriented programming environment. Its appeal comes from platform independence, programming convenience, and a rich and vibrant ecosystem. This subject will serve as a thorough introduction to Java as an object-oriented and functional programming language. Topics studied will include object-oriented concepts, lambda expressions, functional interfaces, threads, exceptions, graphical user interface programming with Java FX, input / output, networking, client-server programming, servlets, and database access via JDBC.
Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
Prerequisite: BTP305
Mode of Instruction: Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom, and computer lab
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter term
Learning Outcomes:
  •     compose technical program documentation using internal comments for Java programs
  •     use JDBC in a Java application to access a DBMS
  •     solve a programming problem by consulting technical documentation and specifications (the Java API), and selecting appropriate classes and methods
  •     analyze a written specification for a class, and design and create a class in Java which fulfills that specification
  •     create a simple client/server application over a network using sockets
  •     test and debug Java programs
  •     apply OO programming principles, including encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance, in writing Java programs
  •     install Java in a Windows environment
  •     create Java packages within a Windows directory structure
  •    analyze problems, and design and create Java applications and/or applets to solve them, selecting previously written classes when appropriate and designing new classes when appropriate
  •     design and code an appropriate GUI interface
  •     use Windows to edit, compile and run Java programs
  •     trace the execution of program logic, to determine what a program does, or to validate the correctness of a program
Topic Outline:
  • Classes and Objects - 10%
    •         primitive types and references to objects
    •         programming with types and packages
    •         generics and annotations
  • Interface, Nested Classes, Functional Concepts - 20%
    •         working with interface
    •         static nested classes
    •         inner classes 
    •         anonymous inner classes
    •         lambda expressions
    •         functional interfaces
  • Exceptions - 5%
    •         exception handlers, transfer of control
    •         asynchronous exceptions
    •         try, catch, finally blocks
  • Threads - 15%
    •         creating threads using Thread class/Runnable interface
    •         synchronization design, wait / notify
    •         thread scheduling, management and thread group
  • Standard Java Packages - 10%
    •         java.io - Input/Output Stream, Reader/Writer and serialization
    •         java.net - Sockets
    •         java.util - Collections: Set, List, Queue, Map
  • Networking - 10%
    •         InetAddress class
    •         socket and server socket
    •         uniform resource locator - URLConnection class
  • Java FX - 10%
    •        build-in UI controls
    •        Webview and Swing interoperability
    •        self-contained application development model
  • Remote Method Invocation - 10%
    •         RMI specifications
    •         RMI client and RMI server
    •         RMI tools: rmic, rmiregistry
  • Introduction to Java Enterprise Edition - 10%
    •         JDBC - Data Access APIs
    •          servlets
Prescribed Text(s):
Reference Material:


Introduction to Java Programming, Comprehensive Version - 9th Edition
by Y. Daniel Liang
ISBN 0-13-293652-6
Prentice Hall

The Java Tutorial - 5th Edition
by Sharon Zakhour, Sowmya Kannan, and Raymond Gallardo
Addison - Wesley
ISBN 0-13-276169-6

Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  •     Pass the weighted average of the exam and the tests
  •     Pass the final exam
  •     Successfully complete all of the assignments and exercises. Submissions that do not meet specifications will be returned to the student for revision and resubmission.

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

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Lab Assignments 20%
Assignments (2) 20%
Tests (2) 30%
Final Exam 30%

Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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