Practice Java by Building Projects

Ultimate Java interview prep course! 100% focused on applying object-oriented design in real-world applications
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (7,988 ratings)
107,586 students
Practice Java by Building Projects
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (7,988 ratings)
107,586 students
Build 5 complete, end-to-end Java applications from scratch
Implement core object-oriented programming techniques
Optimize applications with best practices and sharpen your programming skills
Master design principles and apply proper architecture to solve problems
Apply inheritance, interfaces, access modifiers, encapsulation, polymorphism
Use data structures and arrays to handle data sets and collection of objects
Develop your own utility class to read data and export results to a file
Analyze data from a file and apply conditional operations to make decisions
Design a real-world project with abstract classes and abstract methods
Use constructors, overloading, and overriding to enhance applications

Requirements

  • Familiar with Java development environment
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts recommended
  • Consider enrolling in my "Become a Junior Java Software Developer" course
Description

If your goal is to GET HIRED, then you need to PASS THE INTERVIEW!

As a trainer for over 6 years, one of the most common questions I get asked is "I'm new to programming, how can I get better and prepare for a job interview?My answer is "Practice, practice, practice!" I created this course to help people see the core Java concepts in action. This will help you understand the ideas and know how to apply them in an application. 

The BEST way to prepare for a technical interview is to get practice building applications and applying core principles of object-oriented design. I've designed this course to accomplish that objective.

Many people fail interviews because:

  • They don't grasp object-oriented programming concepts
  • They can't apply object-oriented design in an actual program
  • They haven't practiced developing their applications by hand
  • They haven't debugged their code and overcome challenges

This course is designed for someone who simply wants to get better at understanding and applying Java design and object-oriented programming. It is perhaps the most effective thing you can do to prepare for your job interview. Forget about flashcards, forget about quizzes. Start practicing!

In my Practical Java course, you will build realistic projects from scratch. We will approach each program analytically and outline our approach to implement the solution. Then, piece by piece we will write the code to create a fully functioning application.

  • Understand client scenarios and requirements
  • Approach each problem analytically
  • Write our solution outline
  • Implement code step-by-step
  • Apply core principals of object-oriented design

Everyone hoping to start out in Java needs to practice! It's not enough to learn and watch, but you must try yourself! So enroll in this course and get typing!

Note: this course was build for someone who has some working knowledge and familiarity of Java or application design. If you are new to Java, I recommend enrolling in my "Become a Junior Java Software Developer" course first.

Who this course is for:
  • Current students or recent graduates
  • Anyone looking to practice Java
  • Someone preparing for a Java interview
  • Someone starting a new Java project
  • Anyone wanting a refresher on object-oriented programming or application architecture
Course content
4 sections • 39 lectures • 3h 21m total length
  • The Ultimate Java Prep Guide
    02:12
  • Survey of Course Projects
    02:30
  • Course Pre-Requesites
    02:05
  • Preparing the Java Environment
    01:52
  • Overview of the Email Application
    01:54
  • Creating the Outline for the Email Admin Class
    02:45
  • Implementing the Constructor
    02:56
  • Defining the Email Department
    06:06
  • Generating a Random Password
    07:46
  • Creating the Email Syntax
    03:51
  • Implementing Class Set Methods
    02:58
  • Implementing Class Get Methods
    02:57
  • Using the Show Info Method
    06:20
  • Overview of the Student Database Application
    02:33
  • Creating the Outline for Student Class
    03:46
  • Initializing the Student Constructor
    03:58
  • Creating the Unique Student ID
    06:56
  • Implementing the Enrollment Method
    09:34
  • Implementing the Pay Tuition Method
    05:48
  • Cleaning Up and Finishing Touches
    05:53
  • Creating an Array of Objects
    08:28
  • Overview of the Bank Application
    07:01
  • Setting up the Project Architecture
    03:01
  • Creating the Outline for All Bank Accounts and Interest Rate
    04:00
  • Using Super Constructors with Inheritance
    09:36
  • Listing Account Shared Properties
    03:01
  • Initializing New Accounts with Constructors and Super Constructor
    06:47
  • Generating the Account Number
    07:28
  • Generating Account Number by Account Type
    03:06
  • Implementing the ShowInfo Method
    05:46
  • Implementing the Savings Account Safety Deposit Box
    05:40
  • Implementing the Checking Account Debit Card
    04:08
  • Setting up the Interest Rate Interface and Implementation
    10:50
  • Implementing Account Shared Transactions
    05:03
  • Implementing the Compound Interest Rate Method
    05:01
  • Enhancing Application with Correct Access Specifiers
    04:16
  • Writing a CSV Reader Utility
    11:36
  • Determining Which New Account to Open
    04:03
  • Creating a List of Objects
    08:15

Instructor
Dev / Train / Recuit
Tim Short
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 13,085 Reviews
  • 131,078 Students
  • 4 Courses

Over 10 years experience throughout the IT software development and business delivery services. This breadth of exposure and experience has allowed me to create a simple, clear, relevant course to prepare students for industry-relevant skills.

Software Developer - I have been a free-lance contractor for dozens of software and web applications since high school years.

Trainer - I have conducted corporate training and department transformation programs for top brands around the world, including Disney, Accenture, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Cox Enterprises.

Recruiting and Business Services - I have helped provide clients with training solutions and talent resources to meet requirements in their projects.

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