Getting Started with Programming in Java

by Jim Wilson

This course provides you with everything you need to know to get started programming in Java and serves as a strong foundation for all Java-based development environments including client-based, server-side, Android, and big data platforms.

What you'll learn

Java is one of the most popular and widely-used programming languages in the world. It is supported by billions of devices. Whether you are interested in client-based, server-side, Android, or big data development, understanding how to program in Java is a critical part of being successful. In this course, Getting Started with Programming in Java, you will learn everything you need to know to get started developing applications using the Java programming language. First, you will learn how to create an application, structure statements, declare variables, use primitive types, and provide application control flow. Next, you will explore how to work with more sophisticated language elements such as arrays, methods, and parameters. Finally, you will discover how to accept command-line arguments, interact with the user, and work with rich data types such as strings and dates. When you are finished with this course, you will have the foundational knowledge of the Java programming language that will enable you to become a successful Java programmer.

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Course Overview
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About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions.

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