Course detail

Java Programming Language

FIT-IJAAcad. year: 2019/2020

Object orientation. Java - language, objects, classes, programming techniques, libraries, development environments. Design patterns. Debugging and testing tools. Graphical user interface, threads.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to apply object oriented approach for application development using Java language. Experiences with design patterns and graphical user interface (Swing) in Java.

Basis of object oriented programming. Knowledge of basic design patterns and Java programming techniques.


Basics of imperative programming (language C) and algorithm development.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Internetové zdroje: ; (EN)
Rudolf Pecinovský: Myslíme objektově v jazyku Java, 2. vydání, Grada Publishing, 2008, ISBN 978-80-247-2653-3 (CS)
Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, Alan Mycroft: Java 8 in Action (Lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming). Manning, 2015.
Eckel, B.: Thinking in Java (4th Edition), 2006, ISBN: 978-0131872486 [starší edice dostupné elektronicky na WWW] (EN)
Cay S. Horstmann: Java SE8 for the Really Impatient: A Short Course on the Basics, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0321927767 (EN)
Joshua Bloch: Effective Java, Prentice Hall; 2 edition (May 28, 2008), ISBN-13: 978-0321356680

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

  • Have at least 1 point of the possible point evaluation of each homework.
  • Have at least 50% of the possible point evaluation of the project.
  • Have at least 50 points in total.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The goal is to introduce students to object-oriented programming in Java.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

  • Elaboration of homeworks and the project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Introduction to Java: history, tools, distribution. Basic concepts: object, class, interface, constructor.
  2. Data types. Class declarations, access modifiers. Build and run application, application structure (packages), import classes.
  3. Inheritance, object initialization, inheritance hierarchy (Object class). Type conversion. Assert.
  4. An abstract class, interface. Type checking, typecasting, object comparison. Array.
  5. Object oriented design and implementation in Java. Design Patterns.
  6. Tools: document generation, Java Archive (JAR), Apache Ant, JUnit (debugging). Annotation.
  7. Exceptions. Nested classes, enumeration type, varargs. Lambdas.
  8. Containers: iterator, collection, list, set and map. Generic containers. For-each loop, autoboxing.
  9. Threads: Planning, Sharing, Synchronization.
  10. Graphical User Interface JFC / Swing. MVC, Observer, and Command Patterns.
  11. Input Output streams. Sockets. Collecting data with streams.
  12. Java 8: interface, generics. Java programming principles.
  13. JVM: class loading, memory management, garbage collector, profiling.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. homeworks
  2. project (a small application in Java)