J2 Using IBM VisualAge to Create Java Applications

Java 2: Using IBM VisualAge to Create Java Applications introduces the major elements of the VisualAge Java programming environment.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Course Benefits

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

Course Duration: 40 hours