How to Think Like a Java Programmer

A Beginner’s Java Course with Heinz Kabutz

A Beginner’s Java Course with Heinz Kabutz

  • Instill good software engineering principles from the beginning, such as source control and testing
  • Get started programming in Java
  • Learn what open source is and how contributing can help your career

This course is for anybody wanting to learn how to program in Java.

Most programming is picked up by copying code and then changing a few lines to make the code work for you. That is not a bad way to go about it, but this course takes a different approach, and adds a bit of structure to the process. We’ll cover all of the key elements of Java programming. We will start by learning how to clone a Git repository and then continue working with source control throughout the course. We will make sure that our code works by writing good unit tests. Lastly, we will have fun with a little anagram game that we will make more challenging during our session.

What you’ll learn and how you can apply it

By the end of the course, you’ll understand

  • Java, including classes, interfaces, fields, methods, constructors
  • Source control system Git
  • Unit testing

And you’ll be able to:

  • Get a boost to enter the exciting world of Java programming
  • Succeed in this Java programming world with the right type of thinking
  • Try out the concepts in a step-by-step hands-on tutorial

This course is for you because ...

  • You don’t know anything about Java programming and want to get a good start in learning
  • You want to secure your first Java job
  • You want to learn about software engineering


  • Aptitude for or interest in math-related subjects
  • Some programming experience (not essential, but helpful)

Course Set-up

Learners will use their IDE or the git command git clone URL in a terminal or command prompt to clone the repository, which is provided during the course. Please do the following:

Recommended Preparation

Recommended Follow-up

Your Instructor

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 150 countries. He has been a Java Champion since 2005.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Can I pay via PayPal?
Yes, you can for outright purchases, but not for recurring payments such as paying by installments.
Can I get back the EU VAT?
Absolutely. First off, be sure to enter the VAT number in the appropriate field during the payment process. Then contact Teachable and ask them to reimburse you the VAT.
May I share my login details with my colleagues?
Unfortunately not. The terms of usage are for a single license. Teachable tracks your progress through the curriculum, so you won't know how much you have watched. We offer discounts on bulk licenses by one company. Please contact us for bulk licensing.
May we use the course for running in-house courses?
You may, as long as each of the students in the class has a valid license for that course. For example, some companies run lunch time Design Patterns study groups using our material. This is an effective way to learn. Please contact us for bulk licensing.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days to tell us what you are unhappy about, and we will give you a full refund and deregister you from the course.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. We do recommend putting time aside and setting goals to complete the course.
Can I watch the course offline during my commute?
Teachable have an iOS app that lets you watch offline. Android is not supported unfortunately.

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