Analysts, managers, technical writers, and anyone who desires a good conceptual understanding of Java EE.
What is the Java Platform all about? What is the Enterprise Edition (Java EE)? What kinds of software are created with Java EE? How is software is developed for this platform? How is it deployed and put into production? How is it administered?
This course is designed specifically for non-programmers -- analysts, managers, technical writers, and anyone who desires a good conceptual understanding of Java EE while not needing to drill down into the details of particular APIs or runtime specifications. Developers may also find this course quite useful as a starting point for one or more of our courses in specific Java EE technology -- it gives a great sense of the big picture before diving into the details of Servlets, JSP, JSF, EJB, or Java web services.
The course is presented seminar-style, with no hands-on exercises for students and no need for lab equipment. The instructor demonstrates several sample Java EE applications, including web applications, EJBs, JMS, and web services, and can go into source code and other details to suit the interests of the audience. But the focus is on architecture, and on boiling down a very complex system to its essential features: code portability, components and containers, metadata and declarative development. Students learn about the roles that various Java EE technologies play in a multi-tier, enterprise application, and acquire the terminology and basic workings of each.
Some prior experience with business software is assumed, but there are no formal prerequisites for this course.