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Learning Java

via LinkedIn Learning


Get started in Java programming. This course shows beginners how to write Java code and build simple Java applications.


  • Welcome to learning Java
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Getting Started with Java
  • What is Java?
  • Downloading Java on your computer
  • Exploring the command line
  • Your first Java program
  • Hello World in the command line
  • Exploring an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Hello World in an IDE
2. Building Strong Foundations
  • Primitive data types
  • Data types and variables in Java
  • Strings in Java
  • Using indexes with strings
  • Concatenating strings in Java
  • Input and output in Java
3. Control Flow
  • Mapping out program control flow
  • Operators in Java
  • Decision-making with if in Java
  • Understanding scope in Java
  • While loops (conceptually)
  • While loops in Java
  • Challenge: Multiple choice
  • Sample solution: Multiple choice
4. Debugging in Java
  • Debugging syntax and logical errors
  • Debugging with an IDE
  • Challenge: Find the errors
  • Sample solution: Find the errors
5. Functions in Java
  • What are functions? (conceptually)
  • Defining functions in Java
  • Calling functions in Java
  • Parameters in Java
  • Return types in Java
  • Using built-in functions in Java
  • Challenge: Salary calculator
  • Sample solution: Salary calculator
6. Classes in Java
  • Classes in Java
  • Constructors in Java
  • Creating a class in Java
  • Creating instances in Java
  • Instance methods vs. class methods
  • Using instance methods in Java
  • Instance and class variables in Java
  • Review: Classes vs. instances
  • Challenge: Student profile
  • Sample solution: Student profile
  • Next steps for learning Java

Taught by

Kathryn Hodge

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