Java Basics Primer for Selenium Users (Non-Developers, QA, Testers, etc.)

Learn “Just Enough Java” Syntax to Use Java with Web Testing Tools (Selenium, Cucumber, etc)

TT2190

Basic

2 Days

Course Overview

The Java Basics Primer for Non-Developers / Selenium Users is a hands-on introduction to Java basic syntax geared for Selenium testers and users, providing participants with "Just Enough Java" syntax experience to leverage modern web testing tools.  Java is the primary option for implementing automation using Selenium. This course provides the knowledge and experience to understand, customize, and enhance Selenium’s testing scripts. 

Working within in an engaging, hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:

  • Understand not only the fundamentals of the Java language in terms of supporting Selenium functionality
  • Understand the basics of the Java language
  • Work with the basic Java syntax for flow control (looping and conditionals) as well as string handling and basic data structures
  • Learn to use Java exception handling features
  • Understand and use classes, inheritance and polymorphism

Course Objectives

This “skills-centric” course is about 50% hands-on lab and 50% lecture, designed to train attendees in core next-level Java development skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with the soundest industry practices. Working within in an engaging, hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:

  • Understand not only the fundamentals of the Java language in terms of supporting Selenium functionality
  • Understand the basics of the Java language
  • Work with the basic Java syntax for flow control (looping and conditionals) as well as string handling and basic data structures
  • Learn to use Java exception handling features
  • Understand and use classes, inheritance and polymorphism 

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional testing, Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin, Python, TDD, BDD, programming, testing tools, test automation, QA, services, security and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.

Course Prerequisites

This is an introductory- level course, designed for students who need to learn just enough Java to successfully use and support Selenium / WebDriver.  Attendees should have a basic working knowledge of developing or testing software applications. Students include testers, QA and BA or similar non-coding roles.

Our testing and programming tracks include a wide variety of follow-on courses and learning paths for next-level testing skills. Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.

 

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We will work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

Session: Java: A First Look

Lesson: The Java Platform

  • Java Platforms
  • Lifecycle of a Java Program
  • Responsibilities of JVM
  • Documentation and Code Reuse

Lesson: Using the JDK

  • Setting Up Environment
  • Locating Class Files
  • Compiling Package Classes
  • Source and Class Files
  • Java Applications
  • Lab: Exploring MemoryViewer
  • Lab: Exploring ColorPicker

Lesson: The Eclipse Paradigm

  • Workbench and Workspace
  • Views
  • Editors
  • Perspectives
  • Projects
  • Tutorial: Working with Eclipse Oxygen

Session: Getting Started with Java

Lesson: Writing a Simple Class

  • Classes in Java
  • Class Modifiers and Types
  • Class Instance Variables
  • Primitives vs. Object References
  • Creating Objects
  • Lab: Create a Simple Class

Lesson: Adding Methods to the Class

  • Passing Parameters Into Methods
  • Returning a Value from a Method
  • Overloaded Methods
  • Constructors
  • Optimizing Constructor Usage
  • Lab: Create a Class with Methods

Lesson: Language Statements

  • Operators
  • Comparison and Logical Operators
  • Looping
  • Continue and Break Statements
  • The switch Statement
  • The for-each() Loop
  • Lab: Looping

Lesson: Using Strings

  • Strings
  • String Methods
  • String Equality
  • StringBuffer
  • StringBuilder
  • Lab: Fun with Strings
  • Lab: Using StringBuffers and StringBuilders

Lesson: Specializing in a Subclass

  • Extending a Class
  • Casting
  • The Object Class
  • Default Constructor
  • Implicit Constructor Chaining
  • Lab: Creating Subclasses

Session: Essential Java Programming

Lesson: Fields and Variables

  • Instance vs. Local Variables: Usage Differences
  • Data Types
  • Default Values
  • Block Scoping Rules
  • Final and Static Fields
  • Static Methods
  • Lab: Field Test

Lesson: Using Arrays

  • Arrays
  • Accessing the Array
  • Multidimensional Arrays
  • Copying Arrays
  • Variable Arguments
  • Lab: Creating an Array

Lesson: Java Packages and Visibility

  • Class Location of Packages
  • The Package Keyword
  • Importing Classes
  • Executing Programs
  • Java Naming Conventions

Session: Next Level Java Programming

Lesson: Inheritance and Polymorphism

  • Polymorphism: The Subclasses
  • Upcasting vs. Downcasting
  • Calling Superclass Methods from Subclass
  • The final Keyword
  • Lab: Salaries - Polymorphism

Lesson: Interfaces and Abstract Classes

  • Separating Capability from Implementation
  • Abstract Classes
  • Implementing an Interface
  • Abstract Classes vs. Interfaces
  • Lab: Mailable - Interfaces

Lesson: Exceptions

  • Exception Architecture
  • Handling Multiple Exceptions
  • Automatic Closure of Resources
  • Creating Your Own Exceptions
  • Throwing Exceptions
  • Checked vs. Unchecked Exceptions
  • Lab: Exceptions

Session: Collections and Generics

Lesson: Introduction to Generics

  • Generics and Subtyping
  • Bounded Wildcards
  • Generic Methods
  • Legacy Calls to Generics
  • When Generics Should Be Used
  • Lab: ShoppingCart

Lesson: Collections

  • Characterizing Collections
  • Collection Interface Hierarchy
  • Iterators
  • The Set Interface
  • The List Interface
  • Queue Interface
  • Map Interfaces
  • Using the Right Collection
  • Collections and Multithreading
  • Lab: Collections Poker

Course Materials

Student Materials: Each participant will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and resource links. Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work. Any courseware of lab materials provided in a cloud (if applicable) will also be made available to you separately.

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