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Java6 - Migrating to Java 6

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Course Description

​This course shows Java-1.4 developers the new language features in Java 5 and 6, and, more importantly, illustrates best programming practices as they've been affected by these new features. This is an accelerated course that assumes long experience with earlier versions of Java. Students will leave familiar with various new bits of syntax, and also with an understanding of the exciting new options they have for API design and general-purpose Java 6 coding.

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Module 1. New Features in Java 5
Chapter 1. Ease-of-Use Features
  • Goals of Java 5
  • Simplified for Loop
  • Variable Parameter Lists
  • Formatted Output
  • Static Imports
Chapter 2. Enumerated Types
  • Native Enumerations
  • Ordinal and String Representations
  • Looping Over Enums
  • Stateful and Behavioral Enumerations
Chapter 3. Generics
  • Using Generics
  • Generics in the Collections API
  • Developing Generic Classes
  • Auto-Boxing
  • Convertability of Generics
  • Wildcards
  • Type Erasure
  • Generic Methods
  • What You Can't Do
  • Strong and Weak Suits
Chapter 4. Annotations
  • Annotations
  • Aspect-Oriented Programming
  • Native Annotations
  • The Java Annotations Model
  • What Can Be Annotated
  • Annotations vs. Descriptors
  • Java EE Annotation Examples
Chapter 5. Compatibility and Migration
  • Compatibility: Compiler and Runtime
  • Mixing 1.4 and 5 Classes
  • Compatibility with Generics: Type Erasure
  • Compatibility with Enumerations and Varargs
  • Migrating 1.4 Code to Java 5
  • Runtime Type Safety with "Checked" Collections
Module 2. New Features in Java 6
Chapter 1. Annotation Processors
  • Pluggable Annotation Processors
  • Processing in Rounds
  • Reading the Type Model
  • Validation
  • Generating Code
  • Reading Resources
  • Creating Source Files
Chapter 2. XML and Web Services APIs
  • The Java API for XML Binding
  • Binding vs. Parsing
  • Generating an Object Model
  • Working with JAXB Object Models
  • JAXB Contexts, Marshallers, and Unmarshallers
  • Interoperable Web Services
  • SOAP and WSDL
  • The Java API for XML Web Services
  • Generating Proxies from WSDL
  • Using Generated Proxies
  • The Role of JAXB
  • Building Client Applications

Course Prerequisites

​Plenty of experience with Java programming using the 1.4 SDK is essential

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