CS410J provides students with a solid introduction and overview of the fundamentals of the Java programming language and class libraries. Students are expected to have a firm grasp programming concepts such as loops, functions, and data structures. Additionally, students are expected to have a cursory knowledge of the Java programming language and object-oriented programming gleaned from lower division courses. It is recommended that students who have not been exposed to Java read the first couple of chapters of the text book and work with some of the below tutorials before attending class.
The textbook for the course is Thinking in Java by Bruce Eckel. While the textbook covers many of the topics that are discussed in CS410J, I do not "follow the book" per se.