26 – 30 Sept Beginner Java Servlets

2016-09-11 admin


You should be on the Advanced Java level

Intended Audience:

This Beginner Java Servlets and JSP course is intended for people who have basic Java skills up to our Advanced Java level, no web programming experience is needed. Learn how to develop robust Java Web applications based on Servlets and JSP’s with a Tomcat server.

After this course you should be able to

Know how Java Servlets and JSP’s work together in a Java Web App.
Understand how Tomcat and Netbeans facilitates Java Servlet Web App Development.
Code and test JavaServer Pages that use scriptlets, expressions, the implicit request object, the ServletContext object, page directives, and JSP comments.
Code and test servlets that perform data input and storage.
Use the web.xml file for an application to map a servlet to a URL pattern.
Write debugging data for a servlet to either the console or a log file.
Use the MVC pattern to develop web applications so servlets control the processing and JSPs handle the presentation.
Provide for server-side data validation in your applications.
Use include files in your JSPs at compile-time or runtime.
Use the web.xml file to set initialization parameters and use your servlets to get the parameters.
Use the web.xml file to implement custom error handling.
Provide for session tracking by using both cookies and URL encoding.
Provide for parameter passing by using URL rewriting or hidden fields.
Test your web applications with cookies enabled and with cookies disabled.
Write a utility class that includes a static method for getting a specific cookie from a user’s browser.
Create business classes that are JavaBeans.
Course Contents
Day 1


A typical example
Components of a Web App
Static vs. Dynamic
Overview of (Servlets, JSF, Spring Framework)
Intro to Servlets/JSP development
Software used for developing Java Web Apps
Software Components
Standard Directories and Files
Software for Developing Java Web Apps
Database Servers
Deployment Tools

Model 1
Model 2 (MVC)
An example MVC Servlet App
Web.XML or Annotations?
User Class
JSP for the 2nd page

How to use the NetBeans IDE
HTML, JSP files
Java Classes
XML files like Web.XML
More NetBeans IDE Features

HTML5 elements
HTML5 Semantic Elements
Div and Span
Cross-Browser Compatibility
Links, Images, Tables
CSS styles
CSS Selectors
CSS Rule Sets and Comments
CSS for table formatting
HTML Forms
Text Boxes, Buttons, Check Boxes, Radio Buttons
Combo Boxes, List Boxes

Creating and mapping a Servlet
Requesting a Servlet
Servlet Skills
Data Validation
Servlet methods
Servlet Errors
Day 2


Coding a JavaBean
Using EL to get attributes and JavaBean properties
Enabling the core JSTL Library
Using the JSTL if tag
How to use JSP tags
Directives, Scriptlets, Expressions
Comments in JSP’s
Standard JSP tags in JavaBeans
Including fles in a JSP
Common JSP errors
Day 3


Session tracking with HTTP
Session tracking in Java
Why an app needs session tracking
Getting and Setting session attributes
More methods of the session object
Thread-safe access to the session object
Creating and using cookies
Viewing and deleting cookies
Four methods for working with cookies
A utility class for working with cookies
URL rewriting
Using hidden fields to pass parameters
A Music Download Application
User Interface
File structure

Advantages and Disadvantages
Using the dot operator to work with arrays and lists
Using EL to specify scope
How to use the dot operator to work with arrays and lists
How to use the dot operator to access nested properties
Using the [] operator to access attributes
Working with other implicit EL objects
Working with other EL operators
How to disable EL
How to disable scripting
Day 4

How to use the JSP Standard Tag Library
An introduction to JSTL
JSTL Libraries
Making the JSTL Jar fiiles available to your application
Coding the taglib directive
Coding a JSTL Tag
Viewing the documentation for a library
How to work with the JSTL core library
out, forEach, forTokens
Attributes for looping
if, choose, url tags
More tags
The Cart Web application
User Interface
Business Classes
Servlets and JSP’s

How to code a custom tag that doesn’t have a body
How to code a custom tag that has a body
How to code a custom tag that has attributes
How to code a custom tag that reiterates its body
How to work with scripting variables
Classes, methods and fields for working with custom tags
Day 5

How to use MySQL as the database management system
An introduction to MySQL
How to work with the MySQL Workbench
Database Connections
The SQL statements for data manipulation
SQL Commands Overview

How to use JDBC to work with a database
Database drivers
Connecting to a Database
Returning a Result Set
Retrieve Data from a Result Set
Insert, update, delete data
Prepared Statements
An SQL Gateway Application
How to work with connection pooling
The Email List application

A summary of JPA implementation
Entities and the Entity Manager
Configuring the Netbeans IDE to work with JPA
Configuring a Persistence unit
JPA Entities
Coding the class for an entity
Using getter and field annotations
Coding relationships between entities
Working with dates and times
Retrieving data
Getting an Entity Manager Factory
Retrieving an entity by primary key
Retrieving multiple entities
Retrieving a single entity
Insert, update or delete a single entity
Update or delete multiple entities
A complete JPA class
Methods to modify date
Methods to retrieve data
Transaction management
Duration and pricing

Full-time over 5 days (R9995)
Part-time over 4 weeks (2 nights per week, 3 hour sessions) (R11995)
Part-time over 8 Saturdays, 3 hour sessions (R11995)
Please note : For part-time courses we do not have a fixed schedule and you will be placed on a waiting list until we get a group of 4+ together. Please book with no dates on the bookings form. This will automatically put you on the waiting list. We will confirm with you as soon as we have a part-time group together.
Distance-learning over up to 3 months (R9995)
International exams are not included in the course price.
Prices exclude Vat for Vat-registered companies

Upon completion of this course we will issue you with attendance certificate to certify your attendance and / or completion of the prescribed minimum examples.
You may sit for our competency assessment test and on passing you will obtain our competency certificate.
Our competency assessment can be booked and taken by someone who has not attended the course at a cost of R950.

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