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Java SE 17: The Big Picture

by Sander Mak

Java is one of the most widely-used development platforms today. This course will teach you the basics of what Java 17 is, and help you decide whether or not it is right for you.

What you'll learn

You’ve heard about Java and want to get started with it, but what is Java really about? In this course, Java SE 17: The Big Picture, you'll gain an overview of what you can expect from Java as a development platform. First, you'll learn the answers to important questions like “What does Java code look like?" and "How is it run?” Next, you'll explore the JDK and learn when you should use Java and when you shouldn't. Finally, you’ll discover the most popular libraries, and tools used in modern Java development. After finishing this course, you’ll have a broad outlook on what the Java SE 17 platform offers and you will know which Java skills to focus on next.

About the author

Sander is Director of Technology at Picnic —the Dutch online grocery scale-up— building Java-based systems at scale. He also is a Java Champion and author of the O'Reilly book 'Java 9 Modularity' (see javamodularity.com). As an avid conference speaker, Sander loves sharing knowledge, also through his blog at http://branchandbound.net and as Pluralsight instructor.

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