During 2011 Summer semester I am going to deliver the Java & Scala Programming course in Shenkar (www.shenkar.ac.il). This course is delivered as part Shenkar’s Software Engineering BSc academic program. It starts with a detailed coverage of the Java SE programming language and continues with a detailed coverage of Scala.

The topics we are going to cover in Java include the following:
Basic Programming
Object Oriented Programming
Arrays and Strings
Inheritance
Inner Classes
Applets
Exceptions Handling
Threads
GUI using AWT
GUI using Swing
I/O Streams
Networking
Java Utilities
Introduction to JAAS
Java SE 5
Java SE 6
Annotation
Assertion
Collections Framework
Core Web Services
Efficient Programming
Generics
Internationalization
JDBC
JNDI
Reflection
Regular Expressions
JUnit
Hibrnate
Log4J
Ant
Maven
Design Patterns
AspectJ
JNI
MongoDB

The topics we are going to cover in Scala include the following:
Introduction
Scala Basics
Classes & Objects
Operators
Control Statements
Functions
Closures
Control Structures
Inheritance
Scala Hierarchy
Traits
Packages
Assertions
Unit Testing
Pattern Matching
Collections
Stateful Objects
Type Parameterization
Abstract Members
Types Conversions
Extractors
Annotations
Scala & XML
Objects Comparison
Java Integration
Concurrency

Most of the slides and the other training material of this course can be found at www.abelski.com and is available for free personal and academic usage. The official syllabus can be found at http://www.lifemichael.com/shenkar/SHENKAR_BASIC_JAVA_201107.pdf. The detailed plan can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1mF4Spsn9FS3mr-whcf0Y_8u_0F6btmWe_tS2I7-i47E. The google group of this course is available at http://groups.google.com/group/shenkar-scala-summer-2011.

Towards the first meeting all students should install the following software on their personal computer:

1. Java 2 SDK 6 (www.oracle.com)
2. Scala SDK 2.8 (http://www.scala-lang.org)
3. Eclipse (Helios) IDE for Java EE Developers (http://www.eclipse.org)
4. Netbeans IDE 6.9.1 Java Version (http://www.netbeans.org)

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