Operators such as “=” or “++” or if-else statements and loops are ubiquitous in any Java program. However, there are constructs that are used infrequently, and the more common ones may produce unexpected results (bugs) if one uses them improperly. In this course, Using Operators, Decision, and Looping Constructs (Java SE 8 Programmer I Certification 1Z0-808), you will learn the tips, tricks, and pitfalls of using Java operators and statements. First, you’ll explore the Java operators. Only some are required for the exam, but even those required are worth taking a closer look at to see what some of them do behind the scenes. Then, you’ll discover how simple omissions in branching and looping statements may completely change the program flow. Finally, you will take a deep dive into more advanced concepts of flow control and the small details that make all the difference. When you're finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Java operators and statements necessary to nail any exam question related to the topic.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Andrejs Doronins, and welcome to the course, Using Operators, Decision, and Looping Constructs Programmer Certification. Having a solid understanding of operators and application control flow is important for every software developer and is critical for doing well on the Java certification exam. This course will teach you the tips, tricks, and pitfalls that surround these concepts and help you prepare for the exam. Some of the major topics that we will cover include operators such as arithmetic, assignment, unary, and equality operators, decision constructs, including if, else, and switch, and looping. Before beginning this course, you should have at least one year of experience of working with Java, as well as a solid grasp on the fundamentals of the language. Ideally, you have some experience with an IDE such as IntelliJ or Eclipse. I hope you'll join me on this journey with the course, Using Operators, Decision, and Looping Constructs Programmer Certification here, at Pluralsight.