Java Swing/AWT GUI Programming

Graphics User Interface, GUI, AWT, Swing, MVC, and JDBC. Complete guide to develop programs in a graphics environment.

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This is an introductory graphics user interface course for Java. It includes the Java Foundation Class (JFC), AWT, and Swing for the complete basic GUI programming using Java.

This course intended for student who has finished Java Programming Essentials and Java Object-Oriented Programming courses. These students are seeking for learning more advanced programming for windows programming on desktop, network programming, database design. web-site construction and many other advanced topics.

GUI programming plays an critical role in the programming education. It opens up a whole path of advanced programming. Most of the real-world problems nowadays will require more user-friendly graphics user interface.

In this course, we will start from the review of user interface development. Then, it is followed by the basic GUI programming with Swing/AWT Java Foundation class. For a GUI framework, there are several important topics:

(1) Structural Design: Window, Dialog, Frame, Main Application, Containers, Components

(2) Canvas and Painting Device Design: graphics canvas and drawing design.

(3) Event-Driven Programming: event source, even target, even handlers and other topics.

(4) GUI Styles and Fashion: GUI needs to be user-friendly to attract user to use.

(5) Design Patterns: design patterns will be briefly discussed.

(6) Database/Networking: databases will be briefly discussed.

(7) Multi-threading control: multi-threading is a separate topic in Java language.

(8) Animation control: AWT/Swing are lack of this feature. It won't be discussed.

In this course, we will provide lectures, quizzes, lab projects and many external links for more information. It is a well-designed complete course for AWT/Swing GUI programming.

Java Foundation Class:

Event-Driven Programming for GUI Programming:

Your Instructor

Dr. Eric Chou
Dr. Eric Chou

Eric Chou, Ph.D.

He obtained his MS and PhD degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. His technical fields is focused on smart sensory information processing, machine learning, optimization theory, communication and VLSI design.Currently, He is an adjunct faculty member in the On-line M.S. Computer Science/Data Science Programs at Lewis University, IL. He is also running a start-up company.

He love computational research and its application to real world. i have involved in many large-scale computer/communication product research development in many world-leading company such as HP, Micrel, and many startups. I also involved in founding a startup company. I also enjoy sharing my ideas through teaching. I hold many US and international patents in technical fields such as software development, mobile computing, IC design and communication receiver design. I am also a certified coach in Taekwondo in both UAST and AAU.


Course Curriculum

  Overview of GUI Design Flow
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  Appendix A: Installation of Java JDK, BlueJ and Software Testing Tools for GUI
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