A complete beginners course for learning Java

The modern human supplements his consciousness with technology. From contact lenses to a hearing aid to his ever present smart phone. Heinz's 4 year old daughter told him: "When I'm big, my car will drive itself." Actually, cars can do that already. Fourty years ago, we watched in amazement as Star Trek spoke into their iPads with Skype. The idea of watching someone whilst you speak was incredible. Cell phones? We had to phone our girlfriend's house and just take our chances.

From when Heinz first started coding 33 years ago, he has used computers as a way to augment his reality. Improving his memory, practicing simple arithmetic, bunking school and then to build software for large and small companies.

In this course called "Juppies", we start with the absolute basics. Even if you have never programmed before, you should be able to follow. We do not explain everything. But we also don't start with unnecessary details, like so many books and other courses out there. We just want to start improving our lives through technology.

Whilst recording this, we thought of our teenage children, nieces and nephews. This course is for them. It is not filled with loads of funky graphics that children are supposed to like. It is just a command prompt in the beginning, which responds to everything we instruct it to do. Juppies will challenge, but hopefully not overwhelm you.

Our main business is teaching Java to programmers with Masters and Doctorate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. These types of programmers are typically found working in banks, governments and high-tech industries. This course is not for them. It is for absolute beginners.

Since our target for this course is those who have never programmed before, it is 100% free. We hope you enjoy it and that you will find it useful in your quest for world domination.


P.S. Please note that this course is a work in progress. We will add more sections as they get completed. You can help us by leaving comments and telling others about this course.

"Juppies" - The word "Java" is trademarked by Oracle Corporation when used in conjunction with a programming language. Traditionally, we prefix anything that might be related to Java with "J", such as "Jalopy", "Jetbrains", "Jfokus", etc. When thinking of the target market, I thought of guppies, the cute little fish that are found in fish tanks around the world. So this became "Juppies".

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.

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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