Why Should You Learn Java?
Java is more than just a software language. It is a very popular and powerful type-safe language, used in many areas including general software development, large complex enterprise systems, mobile development, and IoT devices. The Java platform not only runs on computers but it is equally used with cars, cards, rings, PDAs, and many other physical devices. The Java platform was developed with the idea of being operating system agnostic, meaning that it can run in as many different places possible — this is one of the main reasons to consider investing in Java.
Being able to understand Java will help you succeed as a developer in different sectors. The Cloud Academy’s Introduction to Java Learning Path introduces you to the basics of Java: Java Platform, Java JDK, and the Eclipse Paradigm as an integrated development environment (IDE) for creating and managing Java software applications. It then moves on to show you how to write a simple class and add methods to the class. You will learn about essential Java programming concepts, such as Java strings, arrays, and language statements. Finally, you will deep-dive into exception handling and JShell. The Learning Path ends with an exam to assess your knowledge you’ve just acquired.
Train on Java in a Real-World Environment
The five Hands-on Labs that are part of the Learning Path will test your knowledge in live training environments so that you and your team can validate those Java skills you’ve acquired throughout the coursework.
By the end of the Coding with Java Language Hands-on Lab, you’ll be able to write Java code that instantiates new objects and updates an object’s fields. You will also be able to run and debug the Java code and examine the results that are printed to the console.
In the Coding with Java Language Essentials Lab, you’ll test your skills in writing Java code to create arrays. You will learn how to use if-else and switch statements to control program flow. You will create and manipulate strings and run and debug the Java code, examining the results that are printed to the console.
By the end of the Coding with Java Wrappers, Enums, and Dates Lab, you’ll be able to confidently code with date and times, install and use Maven to compile, package, and launch the Java Swing based UI application to your local workstation.
Each Lab takes place in a secure, sandboxed environment. See it for yourself below.
What You’ll Learn from the Learning Path
By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to:
- Recognize and explain what Java is and the different versions of Java
- Create Java classes
- Implement Java language statements, strings, fields, arrays, and packages
- Apply object-orientated development principles
- Apply Java tools such as utility classes, Java date/time as JShell
After this Learning Path, we recommend moving on to our Advanced Java Programming Learning Path. This is a must-do course for anyone looking to expand their development skills.
Watch this short video for an overview of the Introduction to Java Learning Path: