A Practical Intro to Java Using Games

A fun and creative introduction to Java Programming that will actually teach you the fundamentals
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  • Lectures 30
  • Contents Video: 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

This course if for those people who have tried and failed to learn programming the conventional way. This course is for those people who want an fun way to learn programming. This course is for people who want to brush up on their basics but don't want to read a boring old textbook. This course will is centered around learning the Java programming language through game development. Specifically, we will be creating the old school game breakout. Split into sections revolving around the different elements of the game, key programming concepts will be taught and explained throughout the course. We'll move from setting up our game board to creating and making the game pieces move to adding levels learning concepts like enumeration, conditionals, loops, object oriented programming, abstract classes/methods and more.

By the end of this course you will not only have created an amazing game to show off but you will have the Java basics fully understood. This will give you the opportunity to explore deeper into java and other languages. Most importantly, I hope to give you desire to create and to see your projects and programs used by others. It's and amazing feeling trust me!

As for the course length, the course classes are relatively short so take as much time as you need to create an amazing game!

What are the requirements?

  • Students will not be required to know anything pertaining to Java or other languages
  • The Necessary software needed will be discussed and reviewed in the intro lessons with demos on where and how to download them
  • Bring your brains and your curiosity!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create basic Java programs that anyone can use
  • Explore deeper into the Java language
  • Use the fundamentals taught to tackle other programming languages
  • Think like a developer

What is the target audience?

  • This JAVA course is meant for anyone new to programming, anyone who has tried traditional ways that haven't worked or anyone looking to refresh their JAVA fundamentals. There is no prior programming knowledge needed.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: The Beginning
Intro into Eclispe
Preview
07:35
Downloading Eclispe
Preview
07:50
Section 2: Our Gameboard
Window
Preview
09:19
Intro to the Game Board
11:52
Window & JFrame
10:40
Threads
10:40
5 questions

Testing basic knowledge of Section 2.

Section 3: The Fundamentals of Program Control
If Statements
10:16
For Loops
08:42
While Loops
05:25
5 questions

Testing knowledge from Section 3.

Section 4: Game Pieces
Abstract Classes & the GameObject
12:44
Enum Datatypes & the ObjectId
07:22
Ball
11:38
Paddle
05:41
Brick
04:19
Handler
14:16
Drawing the Game Pieces
14:19
4 questions

Testing knowledge from Section 4.

Section 5: Movement
Ball Movement
10:18
Paddle Movement
04:04
KeyInput
09:32
3 questions

Testing knowledge from Section 5.

Section 6: Collision
Drawing Rectangles
08:26
Basic Collision
10:17
Advanced Rectangles
09:04
Advanced Collision
08:55
3 questions

Testing the knowledge from Section 5.

Section 7: Game States
Game States
13:10
Ball State
08:44
Paddle State
08:41
Section 8: Game Levels
Menu Level
12:55
Board Homekeeping
14:13
Level 2
11:25
Finishing Our Game
13:08

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Instructor Biography

Brian Scroggins, Web and Mobile Developer

I'm a 23 year old web and mobile developer with experience in multiple languages and technologies. Studying at Georgetown University I learned to program in C++ and Java as well as HTML and Javascript. I feel in love with programming and decided to push the programming skills outside the classroom to include Objective-C and iOS, HTML5 and CSS3, and AngularJs and Node.JS. I have been honing my skills as a developer for the past three years because I believe technology can help shape our wold in a positive manner. This is why learning to program is essential. It gives people the power to create, to turn ideas into reality which is an amazing feeling!

I truly believe anyone can learn to programming. From my experience both in and out of the classroom as well as releasing both apps to the iOS store and web apps online I understand what it takes to not only learn programming but learn in an effective way.

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