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.
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.
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.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Jim Wilson. Welcome to my course. Getting started with Programming in Java. I'm managing partner of JWHH, LLC, and I've had the good fortune to have been a professional software developer, now, for over 35 years. Did you know that Java is the most sought‑after programming language skill? Java's used to develop everything from smartphone apps to websites to server‑side processes to the many smart device features that make up the Internet of Things. In addition, a recent survey listed Java as one of the five most important skills for data scientists and big data processing. In this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started working in Java. Some of the major topics we cover include variables, data types and operators, string and date processing, language constructs and control flow, methods and parameter handling. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to begin working in any of the many environments that rely on Java. Now, this is a beginner course and therefore makes no assumptions on prior programming experience. So I hope you'll join me as we learn Java programming, with the course, Getting Started with Programming and Java, at Pluralsight.