Thinking of taking up Java programming for beginners course? Good choice. It’s one of the world’s most used programming languages and if you have the basic grips of it, you’ll leave yourself open and capable of learning more languages.
To learn as an absolute beginner can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning but it’s all a matter of ‘practice makes perfect’. One excellent resource to check out if you are interested in getting started in Java programming is Home & Learn. This tells you about Java and how to teach yourself the basic skills before your learning gets into the more intricate side of things.
What will I need to start out with?
First off, you’ll need a computer. Presumably you’ll have one of those, if you’re interested in getting into Java anyway, so that’s one item off the list. Most of your standard computers can run Java programmes; Mac, Linux, Windows, etc. Once you have your computer ready to go, you’ll need to get yourself some Java software. The Java Development Kit (JDK) is probably the most common though you can also try out the Integrated Development Kit (IDK) if you want something a bit different.
I have my software downloaded. What now?
You can get started now. One simple programme you can produce to kickstart your Java career is the much-used ‘Hello world!’ application, which produces that message. There’s a simple how-to guide for this application here.
Where can I learn more about Java?
At the Code Institute, you can complete a course that will give you a headstart in your programming career; Java being just one of the many codes you will learn. Find out more here. Want to know more about Java before committing to a programme? Java Learner is a great resource to provide you with all of the information you could need for Java programming.