Learning Java 8

Course by: Peggy Fisher
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  • Course details

    Java is one of the top-five programming languages, and is used for websites, embedded controllers, and Android app development. This is an introduction to get you started programming with Java. Peggy Fisher introduces the basics: data types, strings, arrays, expressions, loops, and functions. She'll help you control the flow and logic of your code, and create classes using the principles of object-oriented design. Then go a bit beyond the basics and learn advanced techniques for working with arrays, manipulating files, and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that respond to user input. This three-hour capsule course is perfect for developers who need to get up to speed with Java fast, as well as for beginning programmers who want their first taste of this popular language.

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    • Peggy Fisher

      Peggy Fisher

      Content Strategist, Software Development Languages at Linkedin Learning Solutions with Lynda.com content
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      Peggy Fisher is a programmer and content manager at LinkedIn Learning.

      Peggy's main focus is application programming in Java, Arduino, and C++. She has also worked on courses in COBOL and discrete ,athematics. Previously she was a faculty member at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology. She started out as a programmer working for a large insurance company, but after 18 years she left her job as a director of information technology to pursue her true passion teaching. She earned a master's degree in math education, and went on to teach high school math and computer science in Pennsylvania. In 2012, Peggy accepted a position as an instructional designer at Penn State, and shortly thereafter began teaching Intro to Application Programming with Java. She is a strong supporter of women in STEM. As one of the few female programming teachers, she serves as a mentor to incoming female freshmen who are considering a career in programming. She was also the K–12 outreach coordinator for the college, where she scheduled, ran, and taught summer camps for middle school and high school students. In a PBS NewsHour interview, she expressed that all students should take at least one programming class either in high school or college. Peggy enjoys constantly learning and finding new and exciting ways to bring technology to life in and outside of the classroom, such as using Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms, to help make learning hands-on and fun.

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  • Welcome

    - Hi, I'm Peggy Fisher. And welcome to Up and Running with Java. Did you know that in July, 2014, IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, published a list of the top 10 programming languages. And guess what was number 1? If you said Java, you are correct. With C as a close second. Java is designed to allow the creation of programs that are platform independent. With little or no modifications. It is also a popular choice for web applications. During this course we will take a quick tour of a sample integrated development environment and do a review of important topics that are specific to Java. Such as data types, expressions, decisions, loops, reading and writing from the console and using the IDE debugging feature. Next, we will move on to discussing classes, objects and data structures. Finally, we will be reading from and writing to external files using Java, including error handling. Along the way you will be challenged with writing programs that include all…

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