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".
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.