Ultimate Java Masterclass

By Basheer Ahamed Fazal , David W. Parker , Gazihan Alankus and 3 more
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Since its inception, Java has stormed the programming world. Its features and functionalities give developers all the tools required to write robust cross-platform applications. Java Fundamentals introduces you to these tools and functionalities that will enable you to start creating Java programs. It starts with the actual material of the language and its philosophy and its evolution over time, until the latest release. You'll learn how the javac/java tools work, and what are Java packages - the way that a Java program is usually organized. Once you are comfortable in this world, you'll be introduced to all the "meat" of the language, with control flow keywords and the likes. You'll learn all about programming and the part it plays in making Java what it is. You'll learn in detail about classes, typecasting, and interfaces, and explore the use of data structures, arrays, strings, handling exceptions, and creating generics.

Java Fundamentals provides you sufficient fluency in Java to write programs to automate some tasks and to follow further courses in algorithms and data structures or more advanced Java courses

Publication date:
April 2019
3 hours 16 minutes

About the Authors

  • Basheer Ahamed Fazal

    Basheer Ahamed Fazal works as a technical architect at a renowned Software as a Service-based product company in India. He had advanced his career with technology organizations such as Cognizant, Symantec, HID Global, and Ooyala. He has seasoned his programming and algorithmic abilities by solving complex problems around agile product development, including those to do with microservices, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud-based architectures, application security, and big data- and AI- driven initiatives. Apart from his technical career, he has emerged as a professional trainer and has conducted various training sessions on Java, Python, application security, machine learning, and more. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from Anna University, Chennai, and has a Scrum Master Certification from Scrum Alliance.

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  • David W. Parker

    David W. Parker (eLearning author) is programming professionally for 16 years. He had worked for large enterprises such as the United States Air Force. His work also includes several small startups as CTO and VP of Engineering. He is the co-founder of Uvize, accepted into Techstars startup accelerator and later sold it. He has passion for graphics, personal finance, and education.

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  • Gazihan Alankus

    Gazihan Alankus holds a PhD in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Izmir University of Economics in Turkey. He teaches and conducts research on game development, mobile application development, and human-computer interaction. He is a Google developer expert in Dart and develops Flutter applications with his students in his company Gbot, which he founded in 2019.

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  • Miles Obare

    Miles Obare leads the data engineering team at Betika, a Nairobi-based sports betting firm. He works on building real-time, scalable backend systems. Formerly, he worked as a data engineer for a fintech start-up, where his role involved developing and deploying data pipelines and machine learning models to production. He holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering and often writes about distributed systems.

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  • Rogério Theodoro de Brito

    Rogério Theodoro de Brito has a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in computational biology, both from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Academically, he is a free/open source software (FOSS) enthusiast and teaches various subjects in computer science and IT at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo, Brazil. He was the technical reviewer of Packt's edX E-Learning Course Marketing. After completing his master's degree, he started his role as an academic instructor and has been working with many languages, such as C, C++, Java, C, Perl, and Python. He writes, co-writes, and maintains a number of projects with two of the most prominent learning platforms, coursera-dl and edx-dl, and is dedicated to helping users of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) download materials for their study from MOOC platforms. He is very excited by using the Java language to build Android applications.

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  • Vinicius Isola

    Vinicius Isola has a diverse background with a bachelors' degree in physics from the University of Campinas. In 1999, he started learning how to program ActionScript, when Macromedia Flash was taking over the internet. In 2002, while taking a 10-month course on Visual Basic, he used it to build a simulation of life using Cellular Automata combined with Genetic Algorithms for his scientific initiation program at university. At the beginning of 2005, he got his first job in the computer world at a call center. He was then promoted to a data support position where he learned a lot about SQL and databases. Also in 2005, he decided to learn Java and took a 5-day course at Sun Microsystems. After that, he started using Java to build tools to help him at work, automating multiple workflows and saving him a lot of time, freeing up more time to learn new technologies.

    In 2007, he got his first software engineering job at IBM, working with Java and Apache Struts. Between 2008 and 2010, he worked for multiple consulting companies, gaining a lot of experience on distributed systems. In mid-2010, he started building a Java course, which drove him to start his own programming school in the beginning of 2011. In mid-2011, he had to shut down his school and go back to working full-time as a software engineer.

    At the end of 2011, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and since then has worked for multiple companies, including Amazon, HubSpot, and Panorama Education. During this time, he has worked with many programming languages, databases, and technologies, including Android, Javascript, Node.js, Python, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka, and Apache HBase. Nowadays, he works as a full-time software engineer at Everbridge and spends his spare time learning new programming languages, such as Go, and building tools to help developers implement powerful continuous integration and continuous deployment of automated pipelines.

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