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Introduction to Java

LearnQuest via Coursera


This Course is the first of a series of courses that make up the Core Java Specialization. The Core Java Specialization, in turn, is part of a series of programming specializations, derived from LearnQuest's private Java Bootcamps, designed to provide the skill set necessary to be hired as an IT developer using Java in many corporate environments.

This course includes hands-on practice and will give you a solid knowledge of the Java language. After completing this course, you will be able to identify Java’s benefits, program in basic Java syntax using Java data types, and incorporate branches and loops.

The audience for this course:
- Anyone interested in learning Java
- Programmers
- Technical Managers
- Application Developers

Prerequisites: To be successful with this course, you should understand the fundamentals of software development in either a procedural or object-oriented language.


  • Introduction to Java
    • In this module, we will introduce you to Java, examine the benefits of Java, and the ways in which Java is packaged. We will see how Java can be installed, and we will demo Hello World in Java.
  • Java Language Fundamentals - Types
    • This module introduces a bit of basic Java syntax, but primarily focuses on Java's primitive types, and their wrapper classes. This module concludes with a brief introduction to the associated lab environment within your browser and learning to configure the environment to work in the best fashion for yourself. You then proceed to open the IDE used in this environment, Eclipse, and review the different elements within it. Finally, you will be reading for lab exercises related to this module.
  • Java Language Fundamentals - Flow of Control
    • This module covers Java Fundamentals of writing simple expressions, using operators, branching, and looping.

Taught by

Noel J. Bergman and Evan Bergman


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