About this Course

In this introductory course, you'll learn and practice essential computer science concepts using the Java programming language. You'll learn about Object Oriented Programming, a technique that allows you to use code written by other programmers in your own programs. You'll put your new Java programming skills to the test by solving real-world problems faced by software engineers.

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Intro to Java Programming
Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 4 months
Skill Level
Beginner
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Intro to Java Programming

by San Jose State University

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

  • Cay Horstmann
    Cay Horstmann

    Instructor

  • Cheng-Han Lee
    Cheng-Han Lee

    Instructor

  • Sara Tansey
    Sara Tansey

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Introduction to Programming Languages and Java

  • What is Programming and Java.
  • Work with print and println.
  • Building your first program.
Lesson 1

Introduction to Programming Languages and Java

  • What is Programming and Java.
  • Work with print and println.
  • Building your first program.
Lesson 2

Introduction to Classes and Objects

  • Working with variables and different variable types.
  • Arguments and return values, as well as method declarations.
  • String methods, pitfall and shared objects.
Lesson 2

Introduction to Classes and Objects

  • Working with variables and different variable types.
  • Arguments and return values, as well as method declarations.
  • String methods, pitfall and shared objects.
Lesson 3

Graphics

  • Drawing pictures and rectangles.
  • Draw a crate.
  • Intro into color.
Lesson 3

Graphics

  • Drawing pictures and rectangles.
  • Draw a crate.
  • Intro into color.
Lesson 4

Fundamental Data Types

  • Working with numbers and arithmetic operations.
  • Math functions, Sunset Effect, reading input and formatting output.
  • Calculating circular fields.
Lesson 4

Fundamental Data Types

  • Working with numbers and arithmetic operations.
  • Math functions, Sunset Effect, reading input and formatting output.
  • Calculating circular fields.
Lesson 5

Decisions

  • The if statement
  • Relational operators, using booleans
  • Several practices .
Lesson 5

Decisions

  • The if statement
  • Relational operators, using booleans
  • Several practices .
Lesson 6

Iterations

  • Loops and the infinitive loop.
  • How to deal with Loop errors.
  • Asymmetric bounds.
Lesson 6

Iterations

  • Loops and the infinitive loop.
  • How to deal with Loop errors.
  • Asymmetric bounds.
Lesson 7

Arrays, ArrayLists and Simple Array Algorithms

  • ArrayLists and how they work.
  • Modifying an ArrayList.
  • Separators.
Lesson 7

Arrays, ArrayLists and Simple Array Algorithms

  • ArrayLists and how they work.
  • Modifying an ArrayList.
  • Separators.

Prerequisites and Requirements

No prior programming experience and knowledge is assumed or needed. Beginners welcome!

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Why Take This Course

Java is one of the most popular programming languages used by software developers today. It is the core language used in developing Android apps, and is also commonly used in back-end web development. If you’re new to programming and want to enter either of these fields, this course is a great place to get started.

Even if you don’t have a career trajectory in mind, Java programming is a great option for first-time coders due to its popularity and ease of use. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in computer science and Object Oriented Programming concepts, as well as set you on the path for success as a software engineer.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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