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Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners

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Eclipse and Java: Introducing Persistence

This free video screencam tutorial will teach you how to save your Java objects to disk files using Eclipse version 3.3. This is for beginning programmers who have completed the "Total Beginners" tutorial or have some basic familiarity with Eclipse and Java. The 12 lessons total about 3 hours and are each about 15 minutes long. The lessons guide you through a step-by-step process adding save-to-file and get-from-file methods using the "personal lending library" application developed in the "Total Beginners" tutorial. Each lesson is fully narrated. Along the way, we learn some very cool Eclipse functionality.

All of the code for the lessons is typed in "real time". This allows the demonstration of many Eclipse Java editor features that speed up coding. Code snapshots as of the end of each lesson are provided in the Tutorial Companion Guide. These allow you to jump in at any lesson and to make sure your code matches the sample code.

Test-driven development is used throughout the lessons, using the JUnit testing facility in Eclipse. The lessons are designed for you to work side-by-side, pausing and rewinding the video as needed. See the Tutorial Companion Guide for more information about the tutorial, or look at the tutorial lesson outlines.

You can view lesson 1 without downloading it. To download all of the lessons, go to the project download page. Be sure to download the Tutorial Companion Guide (PDF format).

Also, please download the file persistencetutorial.zip from the same download site. Note: Do not unzip this file. We will use it in the first lesson.

The tutorials use Eclipse version 3.3 (Europa), released June 2007.