Introduction to Programming and Java Basics for Non-Developers is a skills-focused, hands-on coding course that teaches students the fundamentals of programming object oriented (OO) applications with Java to a basic level, using sound coding skills and best practices for OO development. This course is presented in a way that enables you to embrace the fundamentals of coding as well as an introduction to Java, in a gentle paced environment that focuses on coding basics.
Throughout the course, you’ll explore the application development cycle, structure of programs, and specific language syntax. The course introduces important algorithmic constructs, string and character manipulation, dynamic memory allocation, standard I/O, and fundamental object-oriented programming concepts. The course explains the use of inheritance and polymorphism early on so you can practice these skills extensively in the hands-on labs. Structured programming techniques and error handling are emphasized. The course includes the processing of command line arguments and environment variables, so you’ll be able write flexible, user-friendly programs. You’ll leave this course armed with the required skills to begin your learning journey as a Java programmer using modern coding skills and technologies.