This module discusses the basics of Java programs. You will begin by finding out about the standard Java class library, also known as the Java API.
You will then examine the differences between applets and applications.
In addition the command-line arguments and standard I/O in Java will be discussed.
You will begin assembling the course project, an application which will display information about the planets in our solar system.
After completing the module, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to:
Explain the importance of the Java API
Describe the difference between applets and applications
Process command-line arguments in Java applications
Use standard I/O to input and output data in Java applications
Design and build basic Java applications