If you want to learn computer programming but don't have any prior experience, you'll enjoy a tour of Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. It's a breeze to learn in a friendly and supportive environment. Start with the basics of program design and go on to write your own programs and integrate input and output, calculations, decision making, and loops. Build your knowledge and confidence with easy-to-understand examples and plenty of skill-building exercises. So whether you just want to try it out to see if you like it or plan on doing more with Java, this is a great place to start!
This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
PC: Windows XP or later.
Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
Linux can also be used.
Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
The most recent versions of the Java Development Kit (JDK) and BlueJ. Download and installation instructions will be available in Lesson 4.
Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Michael Hall is a software engineer with more than 12 years of experience in consumer and marketplace startups. Over the course of his career, he has led teams of engineers building apps that support tens of millions of users. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from UCLA.