Java 8 Essential Training

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    If you want to build applications for mobile devices, desktop computers, or the web, you need to know Java. This course provides the foundation for learning Java SE (Standard Edition), so you can build your first apps or start exploring the language on your own. Author David Gassner shows how to install Java and the IntelliJ IDEA IDE, and start working with variables, data types, keywords, and other critical language components. He also helps you control program flow with conditional logic and loops, store data with the Java Collections Framework, and understand how Java implements object-oriented coding principles such as inheritance and polymorphism.

    Instructor

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      David Gassner

      Managing Staff Instructor, LinkedIn Learning Technology Library at LinkedIn

      David Gassner is the author of over 60 video-based technical training courses for software developers.

      David is a senior staff instructor who specializes in development platforms and programming languages including Android and Java. He currently creates training content for Android developers and content that covers multiple programming languages including Java, C#, Visual Basic, and Go. He was formerly the president and founder of Bardo Technical Services, an Adobe Solutions Network Training Provider. As an Adobe Certified Expert, he wrote courseware for Adobe and delivered extensive training on Flex, ColdFusion, Dreamweaver and Flash. He was the author of Wiley's Flex 3 Bible and Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible. He most recently designed and developed Audio Cues—an Android app for running sound in live performances—which is available in the Google Play store.

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  • Welcome

    - [Voiceover] My name is David Gassner. And this is Java Essential Training. If you want to build apps for android devices, or desktop applications that run on the Java runtime environment, you'll need to know Java. I'll start by showing you how to install the Java development kit, and how to get started with IntelliJ Idea community edition. I'll introduce you to the basics of the programming language, including its data types, keywords and best practices. I'll show you how to control program flow using conditional logic and loops and how to store data collections in memory with the Java collections framework and since Java is an object oriented language, I'll describe how it implements concepts like encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. The goal of this course is to help you get started with Java so you can go on to build mobile, desktop, web or other types of Java applications.

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