Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Learning Java 8.
- Before we get started, there are some things that you should already know about programming in general. This course is designed to get you up and running with the Java programming language. It is not intended to be an introduction to the fundamentals of programming. You should already be familiar with the basic principles of programming, such as defining variables, assigning data types, creating methods or functions, and using assignment statements. If you are not familiar with these principles, or if you need a refresher, take a look at the Foundations of Programming series on Lynda.com.
Prior experience with other languages, such as C, Visual Basic or Python, will also be very helpful, but it's not required. You should know how to use common programming tools, such as a text editor or an integrated development environment, sometimes referred to as an IDE. Such as NetBeans, Eclipse or BlueJ. Although I'm not gonna review the fundamentals of programming, I'll spend some time at the beginning on some of the subtle difference between Java and other languages, such as Visual Basic, C or Python.
A few of the differences include general syntax, data typing, program structure for declaring methods and functions, and more. Once you feel comfortable with these concepts, you are ready to start programming with Java.
- Downloading and exploring NetBeans
- Understanding Java basics: data types, strings, arrays, and more
- Controlling flow with functions and loops
- Creating classes
- Sorting and searching arrays
- Manipulating files
- Handling errors
- Building GUIs
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Java Basics
3. Flow of Control
4. Classes and Objects
5. Beyond the Basics
6. File Manipulation
7. Graphical User Interface Basics
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