About this Course

Taking this course will provide you with a basic foundation in Java syntax, which is the first step towards becoming a successful Java developer. You’ll learn how computers make decisions and how Java keeps track of information through variables and data types. You’ll learn to create conditional statements, functions, and loops to process information and solve problems. You’ll even learn to use IntelliJ, a Java IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that professional developers use, to build, compile, and debug your code. These are foundational programming skills, and mastering them is a must for all aspiring programmers.

This course is the first in our Java Programming course series. After you complete this course, you'll be ready to take Object Oriented Programming in Java.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 6 weeks
Skill Level
Beginner
Included in Course
  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

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Course Leads

  • Cezanne Camacho
    Cezanne Camacho

    Instructor

  • Asser Samak
    Asser Samak

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

How to write Java syntax and create variables

  • Discover the basic idea behind programing.
  • Write your first Java program.
  • Use variables to store and retrieve information.
Lesson 1

How to write Java syntax and create variables

  • Discover the basic idea behind programing.
  • Write your first Java program.
  • Use variables to store and retrieve information.
Lesson 2

Using Methods and Conditional Statements

  • Use if-else statements and switch-case statements.
  • Write Java programs to tackle any decision making scenario.
Lesson 2

Using Methods and Conditional Statements

  • Use if-else statements and switch-case statements.
  • Write Java programs to tackle any decision making scenario.
Lesson 3

How to create functions

  • Create functions in Java.
  • Declare methods with input arguments and return types.
  • Call the functions you create.
Lesson 3

How to create functions

  • Create functions in Java.
  • Declare methods with input arguments and return types.
  • Call the functions you create.
Lesson 4

How to Create Loops

  • Use for and while loops to iterate over a block of code.
  • Learn how to write nested loops.
  • Use 2D arrays to store and retrieve information.
Lesson 4

How to Create Loops

  • Use for and while loops to iterate over a block of code.
  • Learn how to write nested loops.
  • Use 2D arrays to store and retrieve information.
Lesson 5

IntelliJ and Debugging

  • Learn how to install and use the IntelliJ Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
  • Use the IDE to find and solve problems in code.
Lesson 5

IntelliJ and Debugging

  • Learn how to install and use the IntelliJ Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
  • Use the IDE to find and solve problems in code.

Prerequisites and Requirements

No prior programming experience is needed. Beginners welcome!

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Java is the most popular programming language in the world today. It works on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc), and it’s the core language used in developing Android apps. It’s a great first language for any aspiring programmer, so whether you want to program Android apps, web apps, or simply learn the foundational skills that all programmers use, this introductory course is a great place to start!

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