Learn Java Programming Crash Course
What you'll learn
- Learn the core Java skills needed to apply for Java developer positions in just 10 hours.
- Have a fundamental understanding of the Java programming language.
- Understand how to create your own Java programs.
- Have the skills and understanding of Java to confidently apply for Java programming jobs.
- Hold sufficient Java skills to move onto Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) technology such as the Spring Framework to build enterprise software.
- Possess java skills to move into Android app development.
- Be able to demonstrate industry best practices in the Java code you write as taught by instructors with 18 years experience and who are Oracle Java certified.
- Obtain a solid understanding of what debugging and refactoring is and how to do it.
- A computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux so that the free tools for writing Java code can be installed and used in the course (video instructions for each platform is included).
- An open mind to learn something new and exciting which may make a huge difference in your future career.
If you want to learn to program in Java in far less time than you previously thought possible then read on.
The world today is a hectic place. Most of us have very little spare time. Once we have worked (or studied), slept, spent some time with friends and family there is little time left to think about a career.
In order to become a software developer you need programming skills. But how can you get those skills in the minimum amount of time and still have a life along the way?
This course was designed to teach you the essential Java programming skills you need to get your first programming job, or perhaps a promotion to a more senior position. And to do it in the shortest possible amount of time.
Here is a review written by one of the students in the course.
"Tim is such a great instructor! He just have that magic in him that makes me understand what he is teaching!" - Henrik Ferrari
Do I need to learn 100% of the Java language?
No! To understand how this course can help you, there is a need to understand how programming languages are constructed. The creators of these languages try and add every single feature they think someone might need, ever.
A large part of the language rarely gets used, and sometimes not at all. It's the same with software. If you have used a spreadsheet in the past, I'd lay odds that you use it for basic spreadsheet work, and you rarely, if ever go into some of the advanced functionality. The basic functions of the spreadsheet are what most people use.
Imagine if you had to learn every feature of the spreadsheet program? How long would it take, and would most of that information be useful to you? Especially if you were learning it to get a job and that job only required basic spreadsheet skills.
Switching back to programming, if your goal is to get your first programming job, then why not only learn what you need to achieve that goal. And worry about the other stuff when and if you need it.
That's what this course is all about - giving you the skills you need quickly without any fluff or useless information.
The course is aimed at complete beginners.
We assume you have never programmed before in this course and start from scratch and show you step by step how to download and install the tools, through to writing your first programs, and from there we move to more and more of parts of the Java language that you need to understand.
If you are already a programmer, you will still find value in this course - It's very common for programmers to want to learn a second or third programming language, and doing so makes you more valuable and opens up career opportunities.
As this is a crash course you can get skilled in Java, fast.
Here is what a student said about another of the instructors courses.
"This course is AMAZING!!!! The teaching is thorough with lots of helpful exercises in various formats! The TA responded very quickly to my question! Thank you!" - Joy Hope
What version of Java will I learn?
All videos in the course have been recorded using the very latest version. Java 11. It's recommended that you follow along with that version, but if you have an older version most of the course should work just fine.
Java 11 is the version you will want to learn because Oracle have designated it as the LTS version of Java - meaning they will support it for many years to come. The reason they do this is so large companies can have a particular version of Java employed on the clients sites for years without worrying about new versions of Java crashing previously working programs.
Java 11 will get updated regularly over this time, but it will remain version 11. Oracle also have new Java versions coming out six monthly, but as soon as a new version is released, the previous version is no longer supported.
As such you should learn Java 11 which gives you the most useful skills for your future employer.
I heard that you have to pay to use Java 11.
It's true that Oracle charging businesses to use Java 11, but students and professional developers alike never need to pay for Java. It's 100% free. And even if that ever became a problem in the future, there is the free OpenJDK version of Java that has no restrictions.
The bottom line is that you do not need to pay anything to legally use Java 11.
What will you learn in the course?
You'll learn the essential Java skills needed to become employable as a Java developer.
Creating a Java basic program
All about the Java compiler
Data Types, Variables, Conditional Processing, Loops, Classes, Operators, Expressions - all the good stuff.
Check out the curriculum on this page for a list of what is covered in the course.
In the course you will work with a lot of Java example code. You will start with Java code that was badly written. You'll see why it's bad, and then as you progress through the course, you will improve it and make the code bug free.
This approach, along with smaller snippers of code will help you become a programmer as well as think as a programmer. And as a result you will learn how to get the most out of Java.
What about course updates?
The course will get regular updates - We already have a document in the course that outlines what content is still to be added - We envisage it will be around sixteen hours once done.
It's shorter than that now, but we are adding videos almost every day at the moment.
The instructors have built up a good history of updating their courses in the past on Udemy and that will continue in this course.
What about the instructors?
Your instructors Tim and Goran have a combined 40 years of professional software development experience between them. They have worked for prestigious companies such as IBM, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and Saab. Their professional experience means you are learning from true experts with real commercial programming experience.
Tim has 18 years experience as a Java developer, and Goran whilst a lot younger than Tim is Oracle Java certified. You will be working with professional software developers who will be teaching you the right way to code based on years of experience.
What's more, there other courses on Udemy have hundreds of thousands of enrolments and literally tens of thousands of reviews. They have built up an enviable record of creating best selling and highly rated courses that help people just like you learn to program and move into a programming career.
Here is another comment from a student in one of Tims Udemy courses.
"I messaged once a few months ago when finishing you Java course on how it helped me also as a refresher on my c# skills. Long story short, the owner of the Software Development company I work for now, after seeing my skills by accident, he asked me if I was looking for a job, I said not really but I would be interested in seeing what all was about, he asked for my resume, set up an interview and he made me a quick test to see how far I was skill-wise and I finished the test with flying colors. He offered me a long term full time job right on the spot with a starting salary superior to what I was doing ($70,000 USD/yr to start and $75,000 USD/yr after six months if everything goes fine), really nice hours and benefits. So now I am coding with a real purpose and what I was doing for free in my free time, now is earning me a living, I've been working there for a month now and it has been great for them and for me. " - Miguel Lara
What about if you have questions?
As if this course wasn’t complete enough, Tim and Goran offer full support, answering any questions you have 7 days a week (whereas many instructors answer just once per week, or not at all).
This means you’ll never find yourself stuck on one lesson for days on end. With their hand-holding guidance, you’ll progress smoothly through this course without any major roadblocks.
Student Quote: "In the course there are several challenges, and when in need of a hint; questions asked are replied swift and elaborate. Feels like one-on-one support. It exceeds my expectations!” - Arjo Tibben
There’s no risk either!
This course comes with a full 30 day money-back guarantee. Meaning if you are not completely satisfied with the course or your progress, simply let the instructors know and they will refund you 100%, every last penny no questions asked.
You either end up with Java skills, go on to develop great programs and potentially make an awesome career for yourself, or you try the course and simply get all your money back if you don’t like it…
You literally can’t lose.
Ready to get started, developer?
Enrol now using the “Add to Cart” button on the right, and get started on your way to a career as a Java Programmer. You can also check out some of the course using the preview feature on this page, so you’re 100% certain this course is for you.
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Who this course is for:
- This course is perfect for absolute beginners with no previous programming experience.
- Anyone wanting to brush up on their skills and learn with the latest Java 11.
Tim's been a professional software developer for over 40 years. During his career, he has worked for major companies such as Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, and Saab.
His video courses are used to train developers in major companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Paypal, VW, Pitney Bowes, IBM, and T-Mobile just to name a few (via the Udemy for Business program).
What makes Tim unique is his professional programming career - many instructors have never programmed professionally, let alone had a distinguished professional development career like Tim.
Tim has trained over 1.54 million students how to program, way more than a typical IT Professor at a college does in a lifetime.
In fact, Tim's courses are often purchased by students struggling to get through college programming courses.
"I am learning a lot about Java very quickly. I wish my college courses worked this way, they drag the same amount of material out over months." - Thomas Neal
"I love this guy. I'm in school for java right now at a local college and I bought this course hoping it would help clarify the fuzzy areas of my coursework. There's no comparison. Every time I get lost in my textbook, I watch a couple more of these videos and I'm right back on track. He explains everything so perfectly. It sinks right in." - Kristen Andreani
"Tim is a great instructor, I have more courses from him and all are great. This one really helped me with my understanding of Java from the very beginnings. In fact, I was able to find a job as Java developer with the knowledge gained from this course, so I basically owe Mr. Buchalka my career" - Daniel KubÃ¡nyi
Tim's mission is simple: to make a difference in your life by helping you to become a software developer. Tim does that through his Java, Python, C#, Spring Framework, and Android development courses.
When Tim started programming over thirty-five years ago, there was no online video training.
There was no "easy" way to learn. The Internet, in its current form, didn't exist, and as a result, Tim couldn't "Google" for help, or watch videos on Youtube.
After learning the hard way, Tim was determined to become the best teacher he could, and to make his training as painless as possible, so that you, or anyone else with the desire to become a software developer, could become one.
In between doing that, Tim spent the best part of those years as a professional software developer writing applications in Java and a variety of other languages. In addition, he spent many years with J2EE (as it was then known), now known as Java Enterprise Edition (JEE), designing and developing enterprise applications.
Tim is relatively unique, in that he is a professional, experienced software developer who also has exceptional teaching skills.
Many instructors have no work experience in the field. Make sure the person you trust with your education is a real expert with substantial previous professional experience.
The bottom line for you is, when taking any of Tim's courses, is that you will learn the right way to do things from an expert, in the shortest possible amount of time.
Tim's Java, Android, and Python courses, here on Udemy are of the highest quality as reviewed by his students. Ten's of thousands of students, just like you, have taken his classes, thousands have left glowing reviews, and many have gone on to full-time jobs, or consulting/freelancing opportunities after completing one of his courses.
Tim recently placed in the top ten Udemy instructors as voted for by his students and Udemy themselves.
What does all of this mean for you?
You can have full confidence that Tim's courses are of exceptional quality, and that he can teach you to become a software developer if you have the desire to become one.
Are you ready to start? You can get started today. No previous experience is necessary.
In 2023, video training is the quickest way to learn, and with Tim's experience and training, it is possible for you to become a software developer. You can do this.
Why not start today? Click one of his courses below, and watch his introductory video, to find out more about who he is and what he can offer you.
I’ve been a software developer for over 14 years (12 commercially), creating Desktop, Web, and Mobile applications during this time.
I am a fully certified Java Developer (Java Oracle Certificate Associate programmer Java SE 8) and have a lot of experience with Java, JPA, Java Enterprise Edition, Spring, Spring Boot, Maven, Gradle, and JavaFX.
In addition, I’ve been heavily involved in game development and frameworks used to create games. I am Unity Certified Expert Programmer.
I am an official developer contributor for LibGDX (a very popular game framework) and am heavily experienced with it, as well as AndEngine, Unity, and Unreal engine.
Teaching people and sharing my knowledge is a real passion of mine, and I really enjoy providing information that is not accessible anywhere else.
I create training material that actually teaches you how to program and how things work! An important distinction since many tutorials on the Internet, allow you to follow along blindly but fail to explain things so that you can apply this to other projects in the future.
If you want to truly understand how things work and become a programmer, you are in the right place.
I'm On A Quest To Give You The Education You Never Received At School.
The Learn Programming Academy was created by Tim Buchalka, a software developer with 40 years experience, who is also an instructor on Udemy, with over 1.97M+ students in his courses on Java, Python, Android, C# and the Spring framework.
The Academy’s goal in the next three years, is to teach five million people to learn how to program.
Apart from Tim’s own courses, which are all available here, we are working with the very best teachers, creating courses to teach the essential skills required by developers, at all levels.
One other important philosophy is that our courses are taught by real professionals; software developers with real and substantial experience in the industry, who are also great teachers. All our instructors are experienced, software developers!
Our team is busy creating new courses right now.
Whether you are a beginner, looking to learn how to program for the very first time, or to brush up on your existing skills, or to learn new languages and frameworks, the Academy has you covered.