Time to completeApprox. 25 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
About this course
Popular for its versatility and ability to create a wide variety of applications, learning Java opens up your possibilities when coding. With it, you’ll be able to develop large systems, software, and mobile applications — and even create mobile apps for Android. Learn important Java coding fundamentals and practice your new skills with real-world projects.
Skills you'll gain
Build core programming concepts
Learn object-oriented concepts
Create Java projects
Syllabus16 lessons • 14 projects • 15 quizzes
4 out of 5 Codecademy learners achieve their goals"Codecademy gave me the tools I needed to land my first job as a developer, completely changing my career from the waste industry." - Jonathan Manner, Sweden
Projects in this course
Planting a TreeWrite your first Java program from scratch by introducing yourself to users and planting a tree for them. You'll practice creating a class, defining the main method, and organizing print statements.
Java Variables: Mad LibsIn this project, we're going to practice creating variables and printing. We're going to put your skills to the test by generating a story, Mad Libs style.
Math MagicIt's time to build fluency with operators in Java. In this project, we're going to practice arithmetic in Java so you can hone your skills and feel confident taking them to the real world. Why? Practicing computing integer values with Java's arithmetic operators will help you with a wide, wide range of Java tasks in the future. What's next? Some math, more Java, and a sprinkle of magic. You got this!
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- The course was well crafted and to the point. It can be overwhelming in the early stages when you have to work with unfamiliar syntax, but it comes together quite nicely in the end.Ahmed A.Verified Learner
- I thought it gave a good overview of programming with Java. I feel confident in my foundations as I pursue more complex projects with this language. I thought the quizzes and projects were adequately challenging.Colton Q.Verified Learner
- Awesome way to learn Java Programming! The step-by-step guide gradually introduced me to the necessary concepts, and the solutions improved my understanding whenever I felt stuck.Brian L.Verified Learner
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Frequently asked questions about Java
Java is an open-source, general-purpose programming language known for its versatility and stability. It’s used for everything from building websites to operating systems and wearable devices. You can even find Java in outer space, running the Mars rover.