At the core of writing better Java code is a thorough knowledge using interfaces and abstraction. In this course, Java Interfaces and Abstraction, you'll learn how to improve the maintainability and extensibility of Java code over time. First, you'll delve into how to define interfaces and abstract classes. Next, you'll explore what an abstraction is, and how to design good abstractions. Finally, you'll discover what and when to avoid when designing abstractions. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of interfaces and abstraction in Java that will help you on your path towards becoming a Java expert. Software required: Java SE 8.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Richard Warburton, and welcome to my course, Java Interfaces and Abstraction. I'm a freelance software developer, author, and trainer. I'm a contributor to open source projects such as honest profiler and Aeron. In additional to several Pluralsight courses, I've also authored the book, Java 8 Lambdas. This course isn't about a specific technology; it's here to help you write more maintainable and readable Java code. In this course, you'll learn how to use interfaces and abstract classes in Java, how to design strong abstractions that will help your software application, how to avoid letting the details of implementation leak through your abstraction, the key dos and don'ts when using interfaces and designing abstractions, and where to apply the concepts of abstraction in order to avoid the proliferation of false abstractions. By the end of this course, you'll be an expert on using Java interfaces and designing abstractions in Java. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of how to write Java code such as declaring a class or writing a for loop. Now I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to write better code with the Java Interfaces and Abstraction course at Pluralsight.