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Advance Your Team’s Java Programming Skills

The Java programming language has kept its popularity for its versatile nature. As discussed in our previous post, Java is a powerful, type-safe language used in many fields, including general software development, large complex enterprise systems, mobile development, and IoT devices.

The Demand for Java Programming Skills

To help understand the technical skill demand for a given technology, we’ve developed Cloud Catalog™, a data analysis tool based on over 3,000 U.S. job postings. Based on Cloud Academy’s Cloud Catalog, we know Java is a technology that is in high demand across several job roles, including Full Stack Engineers, Cloud Architects, and DevOps Engineers (see below).

That’s why we’ve developed a new Learning Path to deepen and expand your team’s knowledge of the Java programming language and framework: Advanced Java Programming Learning Path.

The Learning Path provides a deep dive into Generics, Type Inference, Lambda Expressions, and Functional Interface development. It’s your one-stop guide to mastering recent Java platform updates, and it contains detailed explanations of the latest programming advancements and language features introduced from Java 9 onwards. This advanced Learning Path consists of a blend of Instructional Video Courses, Hands-on Labs, and a final Exam.

In the Hands-on Labs, you will be challenged to put into practice concepts that you learned, such as basic functional programming, how to write a Lambda expression, when to use functional interfaces, and how to implement Generics with Java.  These Labs are live cloud environments that take place in a secure, sandboxed environment to build and validate your team’s Java experience. You’ll be presented with different Java coding challenges where you’ll need to develop code and compile various applications to complete the given challenge. By doing so, you will gain valuable experience and build confidence in writing robust, performant, scalable, and enterprise-ready applications.

The final Exam will allow you to assess your knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Who is This Learning Path for?

The intended audience for this Learning Path includes software engineers interested in advancing their Java skills and software architects interested in using advanced features of Java to design and build both applications and frameworks. It is also designed for anyone interested in advanced Java application development and associated tooling, and anyone interested in understanding the advanced areas and features of the Java SDK.

Getting Started

To help your team master the Java programming language, advanced programmers can begin with Cloud Academy’s Advanced Java Learning Path, and entry-level programmers can begin with the Introduction to Java Learning Path. To see the platform in action, request a demo.

Watch this short video from the Object Oriented Development Course on Inheritance and Polymorphism in Java, one of the topics part of the Advanced Java Programming Learning Path:

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Paola Di Pietro

Paola is passionate about all things digital. Curious at heart, her motto is #neverstoplearning. She's worked in digital marketing in the UK for over 8 years and now loves contributing to the Cloud Academy blog.

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