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In this introductory course, you'll learn and practice essential computer science concepts using the Java programming language. You'll learn about Object Oriented Programming, a technique that allows you to use code written by other programmers in your own programs. You'll put your new Java programming skills to the test by solving real-world problems faced by software engineers.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers, Programming Languages, Algorithms, and the Java Programming Environment
Lesson 2: Introduction to Classes and Objects
Lesson 3: Graphics
Lesson 4: Fundamental Data Types
Lesson 5: Decisions
Lesson 6: Iterations
Lesson 7: Arrays, ArrayLists and Simple Array Algorithms
Lesson 8: Methods (Parameter Passing, Instance vs. Static Methods)###Lesson 9: Inheritance
- Cay Horstmann - Cay grew up in Northern Germany and attended the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, a harbor town on the Baltic sea. He received a M.S. in computer science from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. For four years, he was VP and CTO of an Internet startup that went from 3 people in a tiny office to a public company. He now teaches computer science at San Jose State University. In his copious spare time, he writes books and articles on programming languages and computer science education. Please note that the Coaching, project feedback, and Verified Certificate are provided by and through Udacity. These services are specifically not provided by or affiliated with Cay Horstmann, San Jose State University, or any publisher of Dr. Horstmann's other textbooks.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.