Learn the basics of Java programming to kickstart your development in mobile technologies.
This course teaches Java programming from the ground up.
The Java language is in use in from everything to mobile phones to Blu-Ray players, and many web sites depend on Java to deliver content to their visitors.
It is most importantly a portable language, meaning that programs written in Java on one platform can be easily moved (or ported) to many other platforms without changing the code.
What you will learn
In the course, we concentrate on teaching the skills you’ll need to start programming useful apps in Java. This course was created in response to a need for a precursor to our Android development courses, but anyone wanting to learn Java will benefit from the training offered.
Java is a huge topic, and learning Java is an ongoing pursuit. Our aim in this course is to teach you the basic skills that you will need, along with a solid foundation of object oriented programming techniques.
Part 1 – Introduction
Overview, Getting Java, Installing IntelliJ Idea, Running IntelliJ Idea
Part 2 – Classes and Objects
Basic information, The Main Class, Program output, User input, Properties, classes and objects, data types, modifiers (public, private, static, final, etc.), Methods, Classes and subclasses, Extra 2: final classes, method syntax, getters and setters, class properties and methods, Conditionals and Loops, Interfaces, What is an interface?, Declaration and use, Casting discussion, Interface example – downcasting from Object,
Part 3 – Composite types
Arrays, overview, declaring and using, methods of the array type, for..in loops, Collections, Collection, Lists, especially ArrayList, Map, HashMap, converting collections to and from arrays, collection utility methods
Some experience with or exposure to a programming language such as C is helpful, but not required. You will need a desktop or laptop computer capable of running the JDK and IntelliJ IDEA. The most important thing you will need is a willingness to learn.