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How to Become a Java Developer
Develop Java programming skills ready for a career as a software developer
Whether developing mobile, web, or desktop applications, Java continues to be one of the most popular programming languages, with over eight million Java developers worldwide.
On this three-week course, you’ll build a foundational knowledge of Java to kickstart your career in software engineering or development, by gaining coding skills sought after in the software industry.
Learn the fundamentals of object oriented programming (OOP)
From banking to e-commerce, many of the largest companies in the world rely on object oriented programming to develop and maintain their computing processes.
On this course, you’ll learn what makes Java an OOP language and how the concepts of classes and objects are used within programming.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to transfer your skills to other OOP languages, increasing your skill set and employability.
Explore key functions and operations of software engineering with Java
Starting with working with Java in an integrated development environment (IDE), you’ll receive step-by-step guidance to create your very first program.
Building on this understanding, you’ll examine core Java operations such as control statements, arrays, strings, methods, and objects, ensuring you have in-depth knowledge of the functions of Java and how to use them.
Complete fun coding projects using Java concepts
At the end of each section, you’ll be challenged to put your learning into practice by completing an array of exciting projects.
Working through these activities, you’ll be able to demonstrate your understanding of the key concepts learned throughout the course and readily apply your skills to real-world applications.
By the end of this course, you’ll have learned the programming theory and tools needed to begin a career as a Java developer.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify best practices relating to Java programming.
- Describe the theory behind Java programming.
- Apply key Java programming concepts to a unique project.
- Apply your newly-acquired Java programming skills to a real-world context.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for aspiring software engineers and developers with little or no prior knowledge of Java.
What software or tools do you need?
You’ll need access to an integrated development environment (IDE), such as IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, running on a Windows, MacOS or Linux operating system.
You can still follow along with the course if you use other IDEs, including Apache NetBeans and Eclipse.
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