Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.
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This course assumes the student has a good knowledge of the topics covered in both the Java I and Java II modules. Students will be introduced to the theory and use of threads. Students will also use network programming to create a client/server application.
Who is this course for?
This module is designed to extend the student’s knowledge of the Java Programming language and is presented in a similar format to that of Java I and Java II.
Learning and Teaching
This module includes a mix of traditional lectures and laboratory sessions. Each meeting starts with a lecture and finishes with a laboratory session.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
During the course, you will be given assignments to be submitted to the course tutor. At the end of the course, there will be a class test.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- Creation of an application using random access files
- Building a Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) using the Swing Toolkit
- Life Cycle of a Thread
- Creation of a multithreaded application
- User and Daemon threads
- Thread Synchronisation and Deadlocks
- Introduction to the Internet Protocol ( IP )
- User Datagram Protocol ( UDP )
- Transmission Control Protocol ( TCP )
- Creation of client/server network applications using both UDP and TCP
- Remote Method Invocation ( RMI )
- The RMI registry
- Creation of an RMI application
- The RMI security manager and policy files
Horstman, C.S. (1999) Computing Concepts with Java 2 essentials. John Wiley.
Horstmann, C.S. (2002) Big Java. John Wiley.