Java Coding 1: Getting Started

Java is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that is widely used by programmers in fields ranging from Android application development to Big Data technologies. Because of its platform independent nature, it is a popular and in-demand language to learn.

Part 1 will introduce Java for those who are new to programming.

Workshop Topics

  • Understanding basic programming concepts.
  • Performing operations with variables.
  • Using conditionals to change the way the program behaves.
  • Running Java programs from the command line.
  • Utilizing an IDE for writing Java programs.
Prerequisites: Willingness to learn and intermediate computer skills. Previous programming experience is a plus, but not required.
You will need a valid CampusID to log in and use the software for this course.


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