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Instructions for Programming Assignment #9.
www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/ - The source for
JDK and more.
On-line version of the Java 8 JDK docs. ( Java 8 API docs.)
docs.oracle.com/javase/ - links to all official Java documentation, including references, guides, and tutorials.
Online Textbook supplements and Student Resources - Liang's textbook companion website.
TampaJUG.org - Tampa Bay area Java Users Group.
Online Java Language Reference - The final word on Java; explains obscure language features.
Online Java Tutorials — Excellent tutorials on all topics, including sample code.
Thinking in Java free (PDF), highly regarded book by Bruce Eckel.
A Java FAQ (Java Glossary), lots of answers.
Online training articles from Oracle.
IBM Java developerWorks — Large collection of beginner to expert articles on all things Java.
ootips.org A large collection of OO tips, techniques, and design patterns.
www.UML.org The site for UML standards, tutorials, and more. Download ArgoUML, a free UML modeling tool.
Java Certification Programs and Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) exam topics. (See also Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exam topics.)
Professional Software Engineering certification information (may be required to practice SE in some states).
|Time & Place:||Ref No. 92791: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00–8:15 PM, Dale Mabry Room DTEC–427|
Name: Wayne Pollock
Office & Phone: DTEC–404, 253–7213
View my Office Hours.
Yahoo Instant Messenger ID: waynepollocklive
Skype ID: email@example.com Click for IM:Homepage URL: https://wpollock.com/
Liang, Y. Daniel, Introduction to Java Programming, Brief Version
Tenth Edition ©2014 Pearson/Prentice-Hall:|
ISBN-10: 0-13-359220-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359220-7
(There may be PDF versions or book rentals available, to save money. There may also be a possibly cheaper international edition, but despite vendors' claims, the content is not always exactly the same.)
Kathy Suerra and Bert Bates,
Head First Java,
©2009 O'Reilly Media.
|Description:||(This course is 3 credit hours long.) “A continuation of COP 2800. The focus is on software development workflow tasks (requirements, design, testing, deployment). Topics include advanced object orientated and functional programming in Java, collections, multi-threading, files, database use, and other features of modern Java.”|
|Objectives:|| The student will demonstrate a knowledge of the following topics
through objective tests, hands-on activities, and projects:
|Prerequisite:||COP 2800, or permission of the instructor. Students enrolled in a degree or college credit certificate program must complete all prerequisites. Note! HCC registration computers may not check for all prerequisites before allowing you to enroll. Be certain you have all required prerequisites or you won't have much of a chance of success. Also you may be dropped from the class.|
|Facilities:|| All assignments can be performed on any computer that supports current
Java SE and the Java EE development tools.
(These include the HCC classroom and Computer Lab
You can obtain the JDK from
and other (free) tools, which will be introduced as needed, along with
install and setup directions.
(These are all free tools, and often the tools of choice in the industry.)
You will also need to create a (free) account at
You will need your own flash disk, writing materials (for taking notes), and three Scantron 882–E or 882–ES forms (for taking tests). You can use HawkNet (WebAdvisor) or Florida Virtual Campus to obtain your final grade for the course. You can use your assigned Hawkmail (Hawkmail365) email address if you wish to discuss your grades via email. (Note, it is possible to setup your Hawkmail account to forward all received emails to some outside email account; but you still must send mail from Hawkmail to discuss grades.)
Most college systems use a single sign-on user ID, known as HCC “NetID”. Visit netid.hccfl.edu to register and to update your credentials. (Your initial password is your uppercase first name initial, lowercase last name initial, and your seven digit student ID number.) Note, the quickest way to resolve login issues is the HCC Live Web Portal (hcclive.hccfl.edu).
The college provides wireless network connections for students and guests
on Dale Mabry campus.
For students, select the network
Hawk Alert text messaging service allows you to receive important information regarding campus closures or emergencies. You may also sign up for financial aid notifications and registration and payment deadlines. This is a free service, although some fees may be applied by your cellular service provider or plan for text messages. To sign up, or for more information, visit www.hccfl.edu/hawkalert/.
HCC's Student Assistance Program (SAP) offers resources tailored to student life, providing you with the right tools to help you through some of life's toughest challenges. The college has contracted Baycare Health Management to provide free, professional, confidential counseling by telephone and in person. A wide range of topics may be addressed through this program, including mental health counseling, budgeting, and financial concerns. Please call 800-878-5470 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Computers with Java software installed are located in the computer science department open lab in DTEC–462. Lab hours are:
(Note: Lab technicians (“Lab Techs”) are not teaching assistants or tutors, and shouldn't be expected to help you with your coursework.)
Rules for Using HCC Facilities
A=90-100, B=80-89, C=70-79, D=65-69, F=0-64
Projects will be assigned from the class web page at various times.
You will have sufficient time to complete the projects,
at least a week but usually two weeks.
All projects except the first two will be group programming projects.
You must work on projects outside of regular class hours.
While you should work individually on the first two projects, you must work in a group of two to four students on all other projects, unless approved by your instructor. From project #3 on, projects will be submitted to a group's designated GitHub repository for that project. (Each group will have one repo for each of the group's projects; this will be explained before project #3 is assigned.) Each group member must do their share of the work, and make individual commits. Your grade will depend mostly on your code as shown by your commits to the project repository for your group.
Students will make their code contributions in their own branches. (Using repositories will be covered in class, and practiced in project #2.) All students will need to push all their commits (in their own branches) to the group's repository on gitHub. This is required because not all student's commits will be included in the group's final submission, and I will need to see the code produced by every student.
There are several ways to organize and run a group. How you do so is a decision for your group, but here are some suggestions:
Projects are graded on the following scale:
A = 95% (Excellent: Good design with good comments, style, and extras)
Minor extras worth +5 points, minor omissions or poor design worth -5.
Projects are graded according to their design (25%), how well they compile and run (20%), how well your project meets the requirements specifications (20%), the coding style (15%), the amount (and quality) of your comments (10%), and your creativity in extending the project usefully or an innovative design that uses the features taught in class well (10%).
Projects are not graded when turned in. They are graded all at once, sometime after the project deadline has passed (usually the following weekend). Every effort will be made to grade projects within a week of the due date, or as soon thereafter as possible. (See also submitting assignments below.)
(Be aware that some employers reportedly check on-line code repos of perspective employees. While you should not be embarrassed by code produced when first learning, remember you do have the option at the end of the term, once your grades have been verified by you, to delete any on-line repos. I suggest making a clone of your repos on your personal computer, first.)
All assignments (except when noted) must be submitted by email to
, and to the designated Github.com repository.
Please use a subject such as
“Java II Project #1 Submission”,
so I can tell which emails are submitted work.
(Questions get answered right away, but submissions may wait
a while before I grade them.)
Send only one assignment per email message. Email your Java source (if requested in the assignment directions) and HTML files by copy-and-paste. (Please do not send as attachments, except when noted in the project's directions.) If possible use the “text” and not the “HTML” mode of your email program.
Most assignments will be graded directly from your group's GitHub code repository. You will still need to submit some parts of assignments by email. In any case, you need to send an email when your project is ready to be graded. If possible, have the email message “Cc:” to all the other members. If so, my feedback comments can be seen by all members (I'll use Reply All). Such project submissions should include a URL to the Github.com repo hosting your group's submission. Remember, that repo should also include all group members' code, in individual branches named so that your instructor can tell who wrote what.
Note: If you use Microsoft Outlook Express or a similar
email program, please be aware that this program has a “feature”
that automatically converts slash-slash (“
In the event a student submits more than once for the same assignment, I will ignore all but the last one received up to the deadline. Assignments submitted after the deadline will not count toward your grade except as allowed by the course late policy. Also, you cannot resubmit an assignment once it has been graded.
To avoid having your submitted work rejected as “spam”, you can use Hawkmail365 to send email to professors. This doesn't always work either! If you are having difficulties with this email address, use MyHCC email.)
If you have an email problem, you may turn in a printout instead. Be sure your name is clearly written on the top of any pages turned in. Please staple multiple pages together (at the upper left).
Always keep a backup copy of your submitted projects, until you are certain they have been received and graded correctly.
|HCC Academic Calendar:|
Tuesday 1/10/2017 (First class meeting: Tuesday 1/10/2017)
(Dale Mabry campus only! Rest of HCC begins on Monday 1/9/2017)
|Add-Drop Ends:||Friday 1/13/2017|
|Last Day to Withdraw:||Friday 3/24/2017|
|Classes End:||Monday 5/8/2017 (Last regularly scheduled day of class: Thursday 5/4/2017|
|Grades Available:||Thursday 5/11/2017 (from Florida Virtual Campus or from HawkNet)|
|HCC is closed on:||
Monday 1/9/2017 Dale Mabry campus only |
Monday 1/16/2017 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day),
Monday 2/20/2016 (Presidents' Day) (all campuses closed except for Dale Mabry),
Monday–Sunday 3/13/2017–3/19/2017 (Mid-Term Break),
Thursday 4/13/2017 (Faculty In-Service Day)
Friday–Sunday 4/14/2017–4/16/2017 (Spring Day),
If, to participate in this course, you require an accommodation due to a physical disability or learning impairment, you must contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, Dale Mabry campus: Student Services Building (DSTU) Room 204, voice phone: (813) 253–6035, TTD: (813) 253–7035, FAX: (813) 253–7336.
HCC has a religious observance policy that accommodates the religious observance, practices, and beliefs of students. Should students need to miss class or postpone examinations and assignments due to religious observances, they must notify their instructor at least one week prior to a religious observance.
|Quotes:||“Tell me and I'll listen.|
Show me and I'll understand.
Involve me and I'll learn.”
|— Lakota Indian saying|
|“Learning is not a spectator sport!”||— Chickering & Gamson|
|Review: Course policies. Understanding .class files, JREs, and byte code. IDE (Eclipse and NetBeans)and common tool-chains (JDK, Maven, code review tools, continuous integration (CI) tools. Professional ethics, software licensing, and intellectual property rights.||
online supplements: III-G (Packages),
II-B through II-E (Netbeans and Eclipse Overviews),
Eclipse Documentation (the “Workbench User Guide” and
“Java development user guide” sections),
NetBeans Documentation (the “Java Quick Start Tutorial”
and “Developing General Java Applications”),
Maven by Example
Code of Ethics,
Five Things Every Software Developer Should Know About Intellectual Property.
Java SE API reference, tutorials, and sample code from Oracle, online Maven resources, Eclipse, NetBeans, Another Eclipse tutorial, online ethics and licensing resources
|1/20||Faculty In-Service Day — HCC closed|
Versioning (or revision) control systems (Git and others),
and using them with IDEs.
Exceptions: checked vs. unchecked, using
and defining, |
Jar files (and sealed packages). WebStart (JNLP). Signing code (and WebStart applications).
Project #1 (IDE) due 1/24
Chapters 12.1-12.9 (Exceptions),
Liang online Java supplements: III-R (WebStart),
Eclipse Git User Guide - GitHub Tutorial,
Eclipse Git User Guide - Starting from Existing Git Repositories,
Git Tutorial for NetBeans
online Exception demos, online WebStart and code signing tutorials and demos, additional VCS resources, Jar tool and manifest file lecture notes
|Mon 1/21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day — HCC closed|
Boxing and unboxing.
Project #2 (Git) due 2/7
Chapters 13.5-13.8 (interfaces), Appendix I (enums),
Liang online Java supplements: III-L (initialization blocks),
Oracle Java tutorials for: “Initializing Fields” (including static
initialization blocks), “Using Package Members” (including static
import),“Enum Types”, “Annotations”,
“The Numbers Classes” (for boxing/unboxing), and
“Passing Information to a Method or a Constructor” (varargs);
covariant return types tutorial,
Oracle's Reflection tutorial
online Exception demos, online properties, boxing, enum, initialization blocks, annotations, covariant, and reflection resources
Persistent storage, CRUD
operations and applications.
Choosing file formats (or data management system).
Designing file (and message) formats, including magic string, version
number, encoding, and other factors.|
Files and I/O (
Chapters 12.10–12.13 (text I/O), 17 (binary I/O)
Oracle Java Tutorial for I/O, online file and I/O resources, XML and JSON demos and resources
Java Collections: arrays (review), types/interfaces (List, Set, Map),
common implementations (Linked List, Hash, Tree).
Project #3 (Search Engine part 1: UI) due 2/28
Chapters 22, 23, (Appendix G, bitwise operators,
IBM Developerworks Java Collections tutorial
Oracle Java Collections Tutorial, online Collections resources
Aggregate operations (streams).
The garbage collector and Java memory model, Weak/soft references, WeakHashMaps.
(tutorial from Joshua Bloch's Effective Java),
Aggregate Operations - The Java Tutorial,
Reference types tutorial (skip Reference Queues and
online Generics and Streams resources, online memory, garbage collection, and Reference resources
Encoding (Unicode, UTF-8,
Secure, safe coding practices (normalization, sanitation, and
validation of data crossing trust boundaries).
Internationalization (I18N), Localization (L10N),
Project #4 (Search Engine part 2: Files) due 3/10
Liang chapter 35
(requires book's access code; click “Companion Website” link),
Internationalization tutorial from Oracle
online I18N resources
|3/14 – 3/20||Mid-Term Break — HCC closed|
|Object-oriented analysis and design. Introduction to design patterns. Model-View-Controller (MVC) and other design patterns. UML. Code reviews.||
Chapters 10 (Thinking in Objects),
Liang online supplements III-N (Design Patterns)
and III-X (UML),
online design resources, online code review resources, online UML resources
Testing, using JUnit.
Logging for Java.
Management and monitoring of applications and the JVM.
Project #5 (RFP) due 4/5
Liang online supplement III-P (assertions),
Liang chapter 50
(requires book's access code; click “Companion Website” link),
Official (short) JUnit tutorial,
Extreme Programming (TDD)
example: Bowling scores,
Java logging tutorial,
Monitoring Java programs using Jconsole
online testing resources, logging and monitoring demos Liang online supplement III-X (JUnit), logging and monitoring demos
|4/14||In-Service Day — HCC closed|
Multithreading (Concepts, issues, object locks,
Project #6 (Search Engine part 3: Collections) due 4/19
Sun/Oracle Tutorial on Concurrency
online Multi-Threading resources
XML (SAX, DOM,
StAX, XSLT), JSON,
Database access using JDBC (SQL), using JPA.
Project #7 (Mini-Golf part 1: requirements and design) due 4/28
JSON Lecture Notes,
Liang online supplements V-C and V-D (XML),
online XML and JSON resources, Liang online supplement IV-A, -B, -E, -F, -G, -H (databases), online database resources
|5/3||Time permitting: Java EE web applications (overview) and WAR files. Service monitoring, incident response.||online Java EE resources|
|5/5||Time permitting: Automating building, testing, and deploying: Overview of Ant and Maven tools. Overview of Java EE design: Web-, business-, and EIS- tiers, fat/thin clients, grids and clusters. EJBs. Other Java EE technologies: JNDI, Servlets (Handling GET and POST requests, using cookies and session tracking), JSP, etc.||
TutorialsPoint.com Ant tutorial,
TutorialsPoint.com Maven tutorial
online Ant resources, Java Packager Tool documentation
Liang online supplements V-A, V-B (HTML and CSS), Online Chapters 42–45, (Ch. 44, 45 optional)
Additional topics (interest and time permitting):|
Using advanced layout managers (GridBag, Box, and Overlay and JlayerPane). Borders. PLAF. Toolbars and Actions. Swing and the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. JTables (and JTrees). Networking (URLs, Sockets, UDP Datagrams, Client-Server). RMI. Java WebStart (JNLP). Java ME concepts. Graphics and the Java 2D API: Clipping, transformations, stroking. Printing in Java.
online PLAF resources,
Chapters 30, 43, online Networking Resources
Chapters 32, Liang online supplements III-R (Java 2D), III-S (Adv. Layout managers), III-V, (PLAF), online JavaBeans, security, graphics, WebStart, and JavaME resources
Project #8 (Mini-Golf part 2: unit testing) due 5/5
|Bytecode Demo||Bytecode Demo using javap||Pack.java||Demo of bitwise operators|
|Java Setup||Instructions for re-creating the Java setup of our classroom, including the install of NetBeans, Eclipse, JDK, Ant, Maven, JUnit, Derby database, and other tools||OpenMeetings||Apache project, used to facilitate group communications (when working on group projects, for example)|
|Windows free hex editor Neo||A good hex editor, useful for examining class and other non-text files (Another good one is Cygnus Hex Editor)||Groovy||A Java-like scripting language for the JVM|
|Software Engineering Code of Ethics||Joint ACM and IEEE code of ethics and professional conduct||Online Ethics Center||Information and case studies|
|SCU Markkula Center||Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics||Using the ACM Code of Ethics||Some case studies|
|The code I’m still ashamed of by Bill Sourour||Story of what happens when you violate professional ethics||Oasis Open Standards||Certifies some standards as open (Other sources of open standards include RFCs, ANSI, and ISO)|
|Open Source Licenses||A comparison, listing, and description of most licenses from Open Source Initiative See also ChooseALicense.com and tldrlegal.com, for “at-a-glance” license info||GNU/FSF Open Source License Comparison||A comparison of many licenses to the GNU GPL, including the CDDL used by OpenSolaris|
|Articles on open source licenses from ACM Queue Magazine||From the May 2004 Issue: There's No Such Thing as a Free (Software) Lunch, Is Open Source Right for You?, and Open Source to the Core||www.openhub.net||FLOSS project evaluation; shows codebase statistics, number of contributors, reviews, and other information you can use to compare and evaluate projects (formerly, www.ohloh.net)|
|FLOSS Chart 1||Compares licenses from free as in beer viewpoint.||FLOSS Chart 2||Compares licenses from free as in freedom viewpoint.|
|A Concise Introduction to Free and Open Source Software||An overview and history||fairuse.stanford.edu||A good resource for copyright and licensing issues (For example, this Copyright Overview and FAQ)|
|Five Things Every Software Developer Should Know About Intellectual Property||A short overview||Copyright quiz||Informative and fun, and includes the answers|
|User Guide to EULAs||A consumer guide from the EFF (See also this EULA cautionary video)||Copyright Crash Course||An overview of copyright and licensing|
|Dealing with Poisonous People||An interesting read about working on open-source projects, but much of the advice applies to any software team||Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All THOSE Impossible People at Work||A good book (See also Dealing with difficult team members and 20 Ways to Deal with Difficult Co-Workers)|
|Soft Skills||A discussion of certifications, job interviewing tips, and required “soft skills”||Working with Difficult People||A good tutorial, from www.webucator.com|
|Apache Maven Home||Information and downloads about the Maven project management and build tool||Maven books online||From Sonatype.com (See especially maven by Example to start learning Maven)|
|Maven Demos||A typescript of using Maven, sample POM files, and more||Maven Central Repository||The standard maven repository at Maven.org (See also MvnRepository.com)|
|Git home||The Git version control system (See also the excellent online “Pro Git” book)||Github.com||Easy to use public (or private) Git repository (See also GitHub for Windows)|
|Sample Git repo visualization and log||A demo showing a small repo that had two branched (which were merged)||Git for beginners: The definitive practical guide||A nice collection of how-to information from StackOverflow.com|
|Git From the Bottom Up||A short, readable introduction to Git concepts (See also the Git tutorial man page)||Everyday Git with 20 Commands or so||Brief explanations and examples of the most used Git commands|
|Git Overview||YouTube videos (four of them) teaching VCS||GitHub Overview||More YouTube videos for GitHub and Git basics|
|Eclipse Git (“EGit”) User Guide||See also this Git tutorial for Eclipse YouTube video||GitRef.org||A tutorial-style reference (See also Git manual page with many links)|
|Git Tutorial for NetBeans||All you need to know (if you already know Git)||subversion home||Subversion version control system|
|Mercurial Tutorial||An excellent tutorial on Mercurial, and for DVCSs in general||CVS home||See also CVS Tutorial for NetBeans|
|ExceptionDemo.java||Demo of catching and throwing exceptions (See also ExceptionDemo2.java)||TryWithResources.java||Demo of using Java7 automatic resource management (try-with-resources)|
|ShutdownHookDemo.java||Demo of using shutdown hooks||Finalizer.java||Demo of Finalizers|
|WebStart Demo||Demo of using WebStart (JNLP) for a file viewer app||JNLP Developer Resources||WebStart and JNLP docs, including API examples, FAQ, and other information|
|Code Signing Demo||Demo and tutorial of Applet code signing||Security tutorial||Tutorial on security and public-key encryption, from Netscape.com's DevEdge site (from the Internet Archive)|
|BoxUnbox.java||Demo of Java 5 auto-boxing||InitBlockDemo.java||Initialization block demo|
|ShowProps.java||Lists Java system properties and their values|
|StudentBuilderDemo.java||Demo of the builder pattern to replace complex constructors||StudentPQ.java||Slightly more complete (“production quality”) example of Student.java|
|Student.java||Demo of the telescoping constructors pattern||CoinPurse.java||Demo of enums|
|Enum in Java 5||Tutorial on Java 5 enums||MetadataDemo.java||Java 5 Annotations demo|
|VarArgs.java||Simple varargs Demo||Annotations||Java 5 Annotations lecture notes|
|CloneDemo.java||Shows how to implement clone, using covariant return types||ReflectionDemo.java||Simple Reflection Demo|
|Java Tutorial for I/O||Official Oracle Java tutorial, including old (streams) and NIO (including Java 7 NIO.2)||FileKit.java||Show how to calculate the MD5 checksum of a file|
|Greet2.java||Shows non-GUI input with Scanner||FileDemo.java||Shows reading, writing files with encodings (Download UTF-8-demo.txt for FileDemo.java)|
|DirList.java||Prints a directory listing.|
|Person.java||A short demo to open, read, parse a file of data, and create a List of objects||People.txt||A (very) short text file to use with Person.java|
|RandomAccessDemo.java||A short demo to open, read, and write to an ASCII text data file||RandomAccess.dat||A (very) short text file to use with RandomAccessDemo.java|
|DeepCopy.java||A short demo of serialization, used to make deep copies of arrays and other objects||NIO Tutorial (PDF)||from IBM DeveloperWorks|
||Tutorial for Java NIO (PDF)|| A shorter (but slightly more readable) version of the
IBM tutorial on using
||Tutorial for NIO.2||Short NIO.2 tutorial (with example code) from IBM DeveloperWorks|
|JfileChooserDemo||Shows a GUI file chooser dialog||PrefsDemo.java||Shows the Java Preferences API|
|Collections Tutorial from IBM Developerworks||Short tutorial on using Collections (copy on archive.org)||Oracle Java Collections Tutorial||A more through tutorial on Collections|
|Collections tutorial||Another Collections Tutorial from IBM DeveloperWorks||Oracle Guide to Java Collections||Additional Java Collection resources|
|CollectionsDemo.java||Demo of using various Java collections||CollectionSortingDemo.java||Demo of using Java 8 features to sort a List|
|Point.java||Simple class to demonstrate proper equals, hashCode, toString, and compareTo methods||HashCodes|| Steps to create your own
|Destutter.java||Demo List and some java.util.Arrays methods, to remove adjacent duplicates|
|generics.pdf||Excellent tutorial on using Generics from Joshua Bloch's Effective Java||Generics tutorial||Generics Tutorial from IBM DeveloperWorks (See also Generics Without Pain)|
|Generics Tutorial from Oracle||Tutorial and complete reference to using Generics (See also this older but somewhat simpler Sun Generics Tutorial from Oracle)||GenericDemo.java||Demo of a generic method|
|StreamDemo.java||Demo of using Java 8 Streams (aggregate operations)||DestutterStream.java||Demo using streams to remove adjacent duplicates|
|FibonacciStream.java||Demo of using Java 8 Streams (See also Fibonacci.java)|
|RAM layout||Shows how primitives and objects are referenced||Understanding Weak [and Soft] References||A short but good blog posting explaining Java's Reference types|
|Java Reference Objects|| A short but through tutorial on Java's memory model, garbage collection,
and References (especially
||java.lang.ref Package Description||Java API docs for Reference objects|
|GenericRefDemo.java||Demo of a generic Cache class that uses SoftReferences, and a demo of WeakHashMaps||ReferenceDemo.java||Example of weak and soft reference use|
|Java Garbage Collection references||Discusses the various GC algorithms used with the HotSpot JVM and how to select one, and tune it for performance (See especially the Memory Management Whitepaper (PDF))||Java (HotSpot JVM) non-standard option reference||Describes some (possibly no longer supported) non-standard options, useful to improve performance (of the garbage collector for example)|
|I18N (Internationalization Tutorial from Sun)||Tutorial on using I18N, Locales, and Resource Bundles||ISO-216 international paper sizes||A clear explanation of A4 and other international standard paper sizes|
|Java internationalization basics||A readable tutorial on I18N and L10N, from IBM DeveloperWorks||Locales and I18N||Some notes about using Locales and internationalizing programs|
|ISO-639||English (and French) language names, and the standard 2 and 3 letter codes||ISO-3166 Country Codes||The official list of two and three letter country codes, used in locales|
|The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets||Readable post on JoelOnSoftware.com||Natural Order Comparator||A demo project (complete with API documentation, unit tests, Git repo log, and code coverage metrics) for a natural sort order comparator|
|Encodings and Character Sets||More information then you want to know about Unicode, encodings, etc.||Font concepts||Explains Font terms and concepts as used in Java|
|Markdown||A style of text that can be easily converted to attractive HTML|
|CodePointDemo.java||Shows how to work with I18N Strings||ShowFonts.java||Show all local fonts, list font families|
|IGreet.java||Uses Locales, ListRecourceBundles for I18N||Stocks.java||An Internationalized Applet|
|Version.java||Displays the JVM version in your browser||Unicode symbols||Applet showing Unicode font listings, plus a few symbols|
|BreakIterDemo.java||Demo showing Unicode String processing, one character at a time||Palindrome2.java||Another demo showing Unicode String processing; this demo shows Unicode normalization, String sanitation, and using BreakIterator and Collator to compare Unicode characters|
|SafeInput.java||A Simple JavaFX form showing how to normalize, sanitize, and validate Unicode text|
|Top 25 Errors||A list of common security-related coding errors, from SANS.org and CWE.Mitre.org (See also CERT Secure Coding Standards for Java and other languages)||ISO 27000 (Wikipedia)||The ISO/IEC 27000-series (also known as “ISO27k” for short) comprises information security standards (Some of these standards are freely available here)|
|SEI Software Development||Information from the Software Engineering Institute (See also their software Architecture and their certification information)||IEEE Computer Society Software Professional Certification||Information about the software professional certifications|
|Software Engineering (Wikipedia)||This article discusses certifications and legal requirements||SWEBOK||The Software Engineering Body Of Knowledge defines what every software engineer should know (design, testing, and similar topics)|
|Professional Software Engineering Exam information (PDF)||The NCEES (the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) will start exams in 4/2013 for software engineers; some states will require practitioners to hold this license (10 so far) (Software PE exam study materials are available from the IEEE)||ISO 9000 (Wikipedia)||This standard refers to the process of creating software (certified compliance is required for software sold in the European Union) (For project management the most widely recognized certification is Project Management Professional (PMP))|
|ISO 12207 (Wikipedia)||A popular ISO standard for software lifecycle processes||IEEE computer society software professional certification||Based on the SEBOK, these IEEE certifications are currently the best way to prove your competency|
|Bad design and its consequences||Story about Toyota's killer firmware (See also ComputingCases.org for other case studies)||Therac-25||The story of the deadly design flaws in hospital radiation equipment|
|Xerox Workcenter copiers change numbers||Story about Xerox copier bug that changes data in the copies||Internet IP Geomapping design flaw||The story of a design flaw that associates millions of IP addresses with incorrect addresses|
|Project Proposal for a voice mail system||A project proposal||Object Categories||A guide to finding objects|
|Use Case Tutorial||An overview of creating use cases (See also this ACM Queue article on Use Case 2.0)||SRS template and sample||A template for requirements docs, designed by the IEEE, with no graphics (downloaded from www.cs.gmu.edu)|
|Sample GUIUse Cases||Some sample use case diagrams for requirements of a simple phone system||Narrative Use Case Example||Sample text (non-GUI) use case diagram for design of an ATM (cash machine) system|
|Sample Requirements Documentation||A sample software requirements specification (SRS document; download from AlvinAlexander.com)||Sample Requirements Documentation (2)||A sample software requirements specification (SRS document (download from www.student.cs.uwaterloo.ca)|
|Painless Functional Specifications||A readable four-part tutorial on why and how to create SRS (functional specifications), from Joel on Software|
|CRC Cards||The original paper describing the CRC design method. (Another example.)||OOD Guide||OOA and OOD study guide (lecture notes)|
|Synopses of Design Patterns||A brief description of many Java patterns||Design Patterns||Tutorials, FAQs, and more|
|ootips.org||A large collection of OO tips, techniques, and design patterns||Java Design Patterns 101||A tutorial on common design patterns from IBM Developerworks|
|www.UML.org||The site for UML standards, tutorials, and more||Design Pattern List||A list of Java design patterns, with links to explanations and examples, and to some good books|
|javax.inject|| The Java EE
||Dependency Injection||Another good description of dependency injection (DI), from the Guice DI framework (See also the Spring framework)|
|How not to Design a Program||A humorous look at over-engineering how to compute factorials (See also How To Write Unmaintainable Code; Ensure a job for life)||How to Design a Program||An over your shoulder look at thinking about design|
|Code review guidelines||Good overview, from www.codeproject.com||Four Ways to a Practical Code Review||Describes the process of code reviews|
|Security code reviews||A free online book (PDF) from owasp.org||Java Code Review Checklist||An article from java.dzone.com|
|Code review example||A part of a real code review||Peer Code Review Tips||Some great tips from IBM Developerworks|
|Formal code review||A YouTube video showing a part of a formal, face-to-face code review|
|FindBugs||An open source, source code analyzer, it finds bugs in Java code (An IDE plug-in is available as well)||Code Review Checklist for Java (PDF)||A good starting point|
|PMD||An open source, source code analyzer, it finds common programming flaws (An IDE plug-in is available as well)||ChecklStyle||An open source tool that checks Java code for style violations (An IDE plug-in is available as well)|
|NASA Software Safety Guidebook (PDF)||Software Engineering best practices for safety critical systems||Secure Coding Guidelines for Java||Best security coding practices from Oracle (See also The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java, from CERT's SecureCoding site)|
|IBM Developerworks UMLtutorial||A good tutorial from IBM||UML.org||Many UML resources|
|UML Quick Reference (PDF)||An excellent reference card showing one each of everything||UML Reference (PDF)||A more complete UML reference|
|Dia||Free diagramming tool (for UML and a lot more)||UML Resource Center - IBM||UML tutorials (See also these UML tutorials from IBM/Rational)|
|Violet UML Editor||Originally written by Cay Horstman, this free Java application (a runnable jar file) is an excellent UML diagram editor||ArgoUML||Free UML diagramming tool that can produce code from the diagrams. (Not well maintained, but there is an Eclipse plug-in for it.)|
|Testing Overview||Lecture Notes on Testing, also logging, tracing, and application management||Test Case Self-Assessment||Attempt to generate sufficient test cases for a simple program|
|PICT Windows Installer (MSI)||The installer for Microsoft's PICT coverage (pairwise) test generator tool, version 3.3 (Includes HTML User Guide) See also PairWise.org for other tools||JUnit 4 Testing Demo||Demonstrates using JUnit for the sample program (“Triangles”) from the Test Case Self-Assessment (See also Natural Order Comparator for another example)|
|JUnit.org||Junit Testing||JUnit API Java docs||Online JavaDocs for JUnit API|
|www.vogella.com JUnit Tutorial||A pretty good JUnit Tutorial||JUnit FAQ||Almost a complete tutorial|
|TextKitTestSuite.java||JUnit Testing Example for TextKit.java class||Java Code Checker||PMD can report (likely) logic errors in your code|
|JMock.org||Jmock is a library that allows you to easily create mock objects for testing||BankAccount.java||Demo using assertions for pre-, post-conditions, invariants|
|Programming With Assertions||Java tutorial for using assertions||Assertion Usage Notes||Examples of appropriate and inappropriate use of assertions|
|AssertionDemo.java||Trivial example of assertion use||Sample trace output|| The trace output of running the
|Debug Strategy||Excellent advice from Patricia Shanahan on debugging||Code Coverage Tools||Various tools to show how much of your code was covered during unit tests|
|Arquillian||Java EE testing tool||Marathon||A test tool for swing GUIs|
|Selenium||A tool to automate web browsers via scripts (useful for testing web based applications)||CodeHunt.com||A game designed to teach using testing results to design code|
|LoggingDemo.java||Short demo showing Java SE logging API (See also Oracle's Java logging tutorial, and Another logging tutorial)||Apache logging home||Download or read about log4j, logging in general, and the GUI log viewer chainsaw|
|Java Monitoring tutorial||See also Java Management and Monitoring resources||Management and Monitoring Demo||Shows how to run a managed application and how to monitor it. (See also docs for jconsole and jvisualvm tools)|
|Multi-Threading Lecture Notes (PDF)||A discussion of the concepts and issues of using Threads||Java Concurrency / Multithreading Tutorial||A terse but good and up-to-date tutorial|
|Sun/Oracle Tutorial on Concurrency||Discusses all multi-threading features of Java 6||ThreadLocal.java||Demo of ThreadLocal variables|
|DiningPhilosophers||Sun's DeadLock Thread Demo||Sort algorithm race||Sun's Multi-thread Sorting Demo|
|PServer1.java||Pseudocode of a Print Server||PServer2.java||Improved pseudocode of a Print Server|
|Oops.java||Demo of pausing inside of an event handler (and why it's not a good idea)||Threads.java||Mutli-threaded Demo showing suspend, resume, and stop|
|HoopsApp.java||Simple Animation using a Thread||Ssjava1.java|| Swing animation, uses
|Bank.java|| Mutli-threaded Demo of
|XML and JSON Lecture Notes (PDF)||A copy of my lecture notes (See also these XML sample files and demos)||XML Tutorial||An excellent “hands-on” tutorial, from w3schools.com|
|UseDOM.java||XML Demo of DOM API||HelloXML.java||XML Demo of SAX2 API|
|DOMDemo.java||Demo of XML DOM parsing||XmlNotepad.msi||A very old Microsoft (free) XML editor. (There are better ones!)|
|XML-XSL-Demo||XSL (XML Style Sheets) Demo||YAML.org/start||Sample YAML file (See www.yaml.org for links to the specification and for downloads)|
|json.org||JSON documentation and references (See also RFC 4627)||JSONdemo.java||Demo of using JSON (Requires the org-json.jar file, to be put into your extensions directory)|
|org.json API||Java docs for the org.json library (a zip file containing the source for this library can be found on org.json on github.com)||Sample JSON text||Found on Adobe Labs GitHub site|
|Database Lecture Notes (PDF)||A brief overview of database concepts, and how to use databases in Java||Databases for System Administrators||Similar to the lecture notes, but with information appropriate for system administrators. (It does include a worked example of normalization)|
|Introduction to Apache Derby||Tutorial from IBM DeveloperWorks, showing how to use the database from a Java EE server|
|Coffee Database||Directions to create an ODBC Text database on Windows (Note that ODBC is not supported as of Java 8.)||SquirrelSQL.org||A (free) GUI Java database client, to work with (nearly) any type of database|
|DBDump.java||Displays a table from a database||Grades.java||MultiThreaded Swing GUI and JDBC Demo|
|JPADemo||Simple Java SE application, showing JPA (with EclipseLink) to create and use a JavaDB (Apache Derby) embedded database.|
|DerbyDemo.java||JDBC demo of the embedded Derby database||Java DB Manuals||Tutorials and reference for Java DB (a.k.a. Apache Derby)|
|Ant.Apache.org||Home of the Apache Ant build tool||Apache Ant manual||Includes both a reference and tutorials|
|build.xml||A sample Ant build.xml file for a “hello, world” application||Apache Ant||from WikiBooks.org. See also this Ant Overview (PDF), an excerpt from “Beginning POJOs” by Brian Sam-Bodden, Apress.com|
|Excerpts from Java Programming with Ant||Includes tutorial chapter and an Ant task reference||Ant Best Practices||15 good tips, from O'Reilly (See also Make Ant easy with Eclipse, from IBM DeveloperWorks)|
|myServlet.war||Example WAR (Web application ARchive) with a Servlet||Java EE Home||Sun Java EE site|
|Java EE Overview||Draft lecture notes||Hello, World RMI demo||Simple, basic RMI demo from Sun|
|JNDI Tutorial||Sun's JNDI online tutorial||Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Ed.||A great EJB book, for free as a PDF download|
|Designing Java EE Applications||A Sun Blueprint Article||Java EE Tutorial||A Sun Java EE Tutorial|
|Java EE Technology Center||Oracle Java EE developer resources|
|TheServerSide.com||A Java EE site with many tutorials||Java EE Architect's Handbook||A pretty good Java EE book, available for free from here|
|Wildfly Home||Red Hat's Java EE Application Server, renamed from JBoss for the Java EE 7 version (The older Java EE 6 version can be found at JBoss.org)||WebSphere||IBM's Java EE application server|
|Tomcat Setup||Apache's Tomcat web application server install help for Windows (See also the popular Jetty web application server)||Credit Card Processing||A brief overview of e-commerce payment processing|
|CopyTest.java||Shows Graphic contexts are copies||HeavyLight.java||Shows difference of Heavy and Light weight components|
|Logo2D||Java2D Graphics Demo||Jade.java||Fancy Text Rendering|
|Smile2.java||Multimedia (with sound) applet||SmileJar.java||Graphics, in a jar|
|Printing Demos||Several examples of Java printing|
|AWT - Swing Demo.java||Simple Swing demo, compares with AWT version||IntCalc.java||Interest Caclulator with Swing “PLAF” demo|
|SwingDemo1.java||Simple Swing demo||LblDemo.java||Swing JLabel demo|
|MultiLineDemo.java||Shows how to draw text with styles|
|Ssjava2.java|| Swing animation, uses
|JTableDemo.java||Simple JTable Demo||ClipEx.java||Demo of copy/paste clipboard access|
|SimpleBean.java||A Simple JavaBean Tutorial||Marquee||Marquee Java Bean|
|SBean.java||Simple Java Bean with BeanInfo, runnable jar||Download the BeanBuilder||A GUI Bean Development Kit (This project is no longer supported; you can download the project from java.net)|
|JavaBeans home page||Read the Specifications and find other related resources||Download the BDK||The Bean Developement Kit (platform independent version from Sun) is interesting but obsolete|
|JavaME step by step (PDF)||Tutorial on JavaME (Java Micro Edition)|
|Java Security||Tutorial on Java Security from Oracle||WriteFile.java||A signed Applet to create a file on the local system|
|Model Solutions to Assigned Projects|
|Logo2D||Java2D Graphics Demo||Office Hours Project||Model Solution to Office Hours project #1|