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Java 2 5.0 Programming - Generics


This course introduces you to the generics feature that was added to Java with the Java 2 5.0 release. It demonstrates how to create generic classes, interfaces, and methods in which the type of data on which they operate is specified as a parameter.

This lesson is part of our Java 2 5.0 Programming online training series which contains over 31 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of generics in Java programming
  • Create generic classes, interfaces, and methods
  • Use the generic wildcard argument to represent unknown types
  • Use raw types to make legacy code compatible with generic code
  • Explain how the Java compiler uses erasure to implement generics
  • List the restrictions to using generics in Java


  • Generics fundamentals
  • Objects and type arguments
  • Bounded types
  • Wildcard arguments
  • Bounded wildcards
  • Generic methods
  • Generic constructors
  • Generic interfaces
  • Raw types and legacy code
  • Erasure and ambiguity errors
  • Generic restrictions

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Java 2 5.0 Programming.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), includes a variety of features and all courses qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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Total Courses: 14
Total Time: 31+ hours
Only $99.95
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Total Courses: 410
Total Time: 932+ hours
Only $249.95
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