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Introduction to Java Programming III: Exceptions, Data Structures, Recursion, and GUIs

Massive Open Online Course
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Overview

Introduction to Java Programming III: Exceptions, Data Structures, Recursion, and GUIs

Course Description

This course provides you with the knowledge to handle and even create exceptions to achieve graceful error handling in programs. You will also create and utilize data structures, including lists and files, while learning about recursion and how it can be a useful approach to repetition in a program. By the end of the course, you will know how to develop basic graphical user interfaces (GUIs) using JavaFX.

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Course Content

CREATING AND HANDLING EXCEPTIONS

READING AND WRITING FILES, INCLUDING DELIMITED FILES

USING ARRAYLISTS

USING LINKEDLISTS

PROGRAMMING WITH GENERICS

RECURSION AND THE CALL STACK

DEVELOPING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES (GUIS) WITH JAVAFX

BASICS OF ANONYMOUS INNER CLASSES AND LAMBDA EXPRESSIONS

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Requirements & Materials
Materials

Required

  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to create and use exceptions, data structures, recursion, and graphical user-interfaces (GUIs).

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What You Will Learn

  • How to handle an exception by either catching or specifying it
  • How to read and write simple text files, including delimited files
  • A checked exception from an unchecked
  • How to write your own exception class
  • ArrayLists and LinkedLists creation and manipulation
  • Programming with generics
  • Basics of recursion and the call stack
  • Basics of JavaFX and event handling, including an introduction to anonymous inner classes and lambda expressions
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand and apply the benefits of exceptions over traditional error-handling.
  • Know the differences between array-based data structures and link-based ones.
  • Learn how to develop basic graphical user interfaces (GUIs) using JavaFX.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
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Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment
How do MOOCs work?

Designed for an online audience, MOOCs are available to anyone with an internet connection and are free to enroll. Some MOOCs can be started any time – others at regular intervals – and range in length from a few weeks to a few months to complete. You’ll have access to a wide range of online media and interactive tools, including video lectures, class exercises, discussions, and assessments.

Who can enroll in MOOCs?

Anyone with an internet connection can enroll. Sme courses may be unavailable in a small number of countries because of trade restrictions or government policies.

How do you enroll in a MOOC?

Visit one of our partner platforms — edX, Coursera, or Udacity — to enroll in a MOOC. Then, watch the pre-recorded lectures, learn from the course readings, and complete related work, like quizzes and in some cases, final projects.

How much do MOOCs cost?

Most courses are free, though there is a small fee if you opt to work towards a certificate of completion. Some courses count toward university credit—and some, like our online master’s program in computer science, offer a full degree. These credit-bearing courses do have fees and applications associated with them.

MOOC Credentials
Can I receive CEUs from completed a MOOC?

Yes, Georgia Tech offers CEUs for some completed MOOC courses taken through Coursera and edX. You have the option of purchasing CEUs after earning a verified course certificate.

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is an acknowledgement that you've successfully completed a MOOC course. You can display your digital badge on your online profiles so that colleagues and employers can see your achievements at a glance.

What other credentials are available after completing a MOOC?

You can earn CEUs, digital badges, and verified certificates of completion. You can also use MOOCs as an alternate pathway to enter Georgia Tech master's programs through The Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters and the Online Master's in Computer Science.

Who issues the transcript or completion certification?

Certificates of completion are issued by the online providers edX, Coursera, and Udacity. Although they are a great way to showcase your skills, they are not the same as official academic credit from Georgia Tech. However, if you purchase CEUs (which are denoted by a badge), then you can request an official GTPE transcript for free.

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