Getting Started With Java - Adding Methods

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This training lesson introduces you to the basic principles of creating Java classes. We’ll review in depth the coding requirements to create a new Java class, detailing things like constructors, fields, methods, instance variables vs static variables, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to code a simple Java class
  • Understand instance variables and static variables
  • Be able to create object instances
  • Understand the differences between Primitives vs Object References
  • Be able to Implement the main method to create an instance of the defined class
  • Write a class with accessor methods to read and write private instance variables
  • Write a constructor to initialize an instance with data
  • Write a constructor that calls other constructors of the class to benefit from code reuse

Prerequisites

  • A basic understanding of software development
  • A basic understanding of the software development life cycle

Intended Audience

  • Software Engineers interested in learning Java to develop applications
  • Software Architects interested in learning Java to design applications
  • Anyone interested in basic Java application development and associated tooling
  • Anyone interested in understanding the basics of the Java SDK 

 

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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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