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Bits&Bytes

Learn how Java supports bitwise arithmetic and where these tricks are used in the Java Development Kit (JDK)

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"I have been teaching Java to professional programmers for over 19 years. During this time, I am constantly amazed how many programmers have moved over from other disciplines such as psychology, architecture, chemistry, accounting and even the military. Whilst fine programmers, they often miss some of the more fundamental education that a computer science major would have covered. I am hoping that this Bits & Bytes Course will help fill this gap and will result in a better tomorrow with programmers that are more able to understand what makes our world work. In the end, it's all just ones and zeros." - Dr Heinz M. Kabutz, Author of The Java Specialists Newsletter, Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar Speaker, Computer Scientist, Teacher

In this course you will learn how to:

1. convert between different bases, such as octal, decimal, hexadecimal and binary.
2. do bitwise arithmetic with AND, OR, XOR and COMPLEMENT
3. shift bits left and right and what the difference is between unsigned and signed shift
4. print the internals of int and float.
5. negate a number using 2's complement and why Math.abs(n) might be negative
6. understand rounding errors and how represent decimal numbers in binary.
7. write a great hashCode() method in Java with the least number of bucket collisions.
8. compare BitSet with EnumSet and discover practical use cases in the JDK.

Bits&Bytes has 3 1/2 hours of lectures by renowned computer expert Dr Heinz Kabutz. Read what some of his readers had to say about his work:

Henri Tremblay - "I've been coding in Java since 1998. And still, everytime I read the Java Specialists Newsletter, I learn something."
Simon Ritter - "Heinz gives well researched clear explanations and guidance on many tricky aspects of Java. A goldmine of useful information!"
John Green - "I enjoyed this course even though I thought I knew everything I needed to know about bits and bytes. In fact, I thought that I probably didn't need to use low level knowledge like this in Java - that I could leave it to C programmers ;-) Instead, I've found not just that it is still very much in use by JDK developers, even code added to Java 9, but that I should probably read more on floating point numbers before I can consider my knowledge to be complete. The practical tips on hashing and bit sets will be useful for programming in future."

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1. Ask questions in the course material and get a guaranteed response from the course author within three working days or your money back.

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Dr Heinz M. Kabutz
Dr Heinz M. Kabutz

Heinz Kabutz is the author of “The Java Specialists’ Newsletter”, a publication enjoyed by tens of thousands of Java experts in over 145 countries. His book “Dynamic Proxies (in German)” was #1 Bestseller on Amazon.de in Fachbücher für Informatik for about five minutes until Amazon fixed their algorithm. Thanks to a supportive mother, he has now sold 5 copies.

Heinz’s Java Specialists’ newsletter is filled with amusing anecdotes of life on the Island of Crete. He is a popular speaker at all the best Java conferences around the world, and also at some of the worst. He teaches Java courses in classrooms around the world, where his prime objective is to make absolutely sure that none of his students fall asleep. He is not always successful.



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How long do I have access to a fully paid course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Furthermore, if we move to another platform, we will offer you a free transfer of your account for all the courses that you have purchased.
What is the difference between a subscription, paying in installments and an outright purchase?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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