This course provides thorough coverage of the core Java platform, giving you the skills needed to begin developing in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and serving as a solid foundation for all Java-based development environments.
Java is the most in-demand programming language skill amongst software developers, and one of the most important skills for big data specialists. This course, Java Fundamentals: The Core Platform, provides thorough coverage of the core Java platform, giving you the foundation you need to begin developing Java applications using the features and capabilities of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), as well as providing you with the skills you need to quickly ramp-up and begin developing effectively with Java using the JRE. First, you'll learn about working with streams, files, and the file system. You'll also learn about I/O topics specific to working with files such open/closing files, detecting end-of-file, and buffering. Next, you'll learn about configuring application execution and environments, the features available, and detailed discussions of the PATH and CLASSPATH environment variables that affect the Java runtime. Finally, you'll learn about multithreading and concurrency, taking a look at the basic ideas of the thread startup lifecycle along with the more sophisticated executor service. After watching this course, you'll be ready to begin working within any of the many environments that rely on Java.
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, Java Fundamentals: The Core Platform. I'm president of JW Hedgehog Inc., and I've had the good fortune to have been a professional software developer now for over 30 years. Did you know that Java is the most in-demand programming skill amongst software developers? In addition, a recent survey also listed Java as one of the five most important skills for big data specialists. Java is supported on everything from smart phones, to severs, to many of the special purpose devices that make up the internet of things. Although some Java environments may offer specialized features and capabilities, virtually all Java environments rely on the features and capabilities of the core Java platform known as the Java Runtime Environment or JRE. In this course, we're going to teach you everything you need to know to get started working in this core Java platform known as the Java Runtime Environment. So the major topics we cover include working with collections, streams, files, and the file system, configuring application execution in an environment, multithreading and concurrency, runtime type information and reflection. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to begin working in any of the many environments that rely on Java. To get the most out of this course, you should already be familiar with the basics of the Java programming language. I hope you'll join me as we learn the Java Runtime Environment with the course, Java Fundamentals: The Core Platform at Pluralsight.