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Summer 2009 Courses

This summer I am scheduled to teach two courses in the School of Extended Learning at Concordia University. They are:

CEBS 210 Microsoft Outlook Online Course

This course gives students the ability to work effectively using e-mail in a professional environment. Students will learn to configure Outlook to send and receive e-mail, learn how to open attachments, reply and forward messages, and set up signatures. Skills acquired in this course also include managing contacts, using distribution lists, scheduling and managing meetings and appointments through the calendar and tasks features, using instant messaging, and creating folders and defining rules for incoming mail.

CEJV 419 Java Programming Fundamentals (CI651)

The objective of this course is to present to the student the Java programming language with the emphasis on object-oriented programming. The student will learn how to solve problems by writing clientside application programs. Starting with the fundamentals of constructing software with Java, the student will progress to the development of an application that interacts with an SQL database. Programs will be written using multiple classes that employ inheritance, composition and interfaces. The Swing application programming interface will be presented and then used to construct basic event driven programs. Other topics in the course will be exception handling, text file handling, and the Java Database Connectivity API.

For information on registering for these courses visit the web site at http://sarno.concordia.ca/conted/

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In 1980 I bought for myself the most wonderful toy of the day, the Apple ][+. Obsession followed quickly and by 1983 I was writing software for small and medium sized businesses in Montreal for both the Apple and the IBM PC under the company name Omnibus Systems. In the evenings I taught continuing education courses that demystified the computer to the first generation of workers who found themselves with their typewriter on the scrap heap and a PC with WordStar taking its place.

In 1990 I was invited to join the faculty at Dawson College in the Computer Science Technology program. When I joined the program the primary language was COBOL and my responsibility was to teach small systems languages such as BASIC and C/C++.

Today I am now the chairperson and program coordinator of the Computer Science Technology program at Dawson. The program's primary language is Java and the focus is on enterprise programming.

I like to write about the every day problems my students and I face in using various languages and platforms to get the job done. And from time to time I stray from the path and write about what I plan to do, what I actually get around to doing, and what I imagine I am doing.

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