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Java Coding Practices

  • Number of Courses4 courses
  • Duration8 hours

Writing clean and maintainable code is a skill every developer needs to know how to do. Clean code is easier to extend, lowers maintenance cost over time and is easier to work with. The courses in this skill path are designed to help you refine your practices as a Java developer, to learn how to write code that is not just functional, but is clean, maintainable and something you can be proud of.

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Writing high quality code starts with writing clean code. In this section you will learn how to write code that is clean and maintainable by using good naming conventions, writing better methods and organizing your classes properly. Then you will learn how to write code that is more robust by learning the best practices around defensive coding.


Refactoring is the process of changing the structure of code to be more readable and maintainable without altering its underlying functionality. It is also a critical skill to develop so you can transform messy code into clean code when called upon, which you will learn to do in this section.


Are you a SOLID developer? By applying the SOLID principles to the code you write, you will write code that is easier to understand, maintain and extend. The course in this section will teach you what you need to know to implement these principles in your code.

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