Java 2: Using IBM VisualAge to Create Java Applications introduces the major elements of the VisualAge Java programming environment.
- Build your first applet and applications using VisualAge
- Using the basic VisualAge SmartGuides
- The VisualAge environment
- The Visual Composition Editor
- Creating connections between Java Beans
- Reusable Form Fragments
- Creating “Invisible” Beans from Scratch
To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following ABCO Technology courses or have equivalent knowledge:
- Java 2: Programming Language (required)
- An introductory knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) is recommended.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Create applications and applets in VisualAge
- Use many of the VisualAge SmartGuides
- Navigate through the features of the VisualAge environment, and be able to use the debugger
- Use the Visual Composition Editor to create GUI-rich visual applications
- Use Connections in the Visual Composition Editor to specify event handling and property-to-property connections
- Create reusable, “visible” form-fragment beans
- Create new “invisible” beans that have events and properties
- Use advanced Swing techniques in VisualAge, including using TabbedPanes and ScrollPanes, and specifying the data model of various beans, such as JLists
- Understand and modify the code that the VisualAge Visual Composition Editor generates.
- Access databases using the Java JDBC libraries
- Access databases using specialized database beans, such as the Select and DBNavigator beans in the Visual Composition Editor
- Create custom database-aware TableModels beans for use with Swing JTables