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Best Java Courses in 2024 (Java Developer Recommended)

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Best Java Courses in 2024 (Java Developer Recommended)

Java – one of the most popular main-stream programming languages globally – has been in use for almost 20 plus years now. From small mobile applications to large banking applications, all can be developed using Java. It is one of the most portable object-oriented programming languages available. There are other languages too, like C++, D, Scala, Rust, etc. But the complexity of these languages makes them less beginner-friendly. 

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This is why programmers (both beginners and experienced) worldwide prefer Java over other languages. Why?

Simply because Java has a simple syntax with minimal complexities. No wonder why Java is the tech stack behind numerous applications – advanced games, car navigation systems, medical monitoring devices, parking meters, mobile applications, to name a few.

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Learning Java can be an excellent decision if you are a computer science graduate or a programmer keen to improve programming knowledge. There are several resources available both offline and online for learning Java. But the online resources allow you to learn at your own pace and comfort. There are numerous Java courses available online which are up-to-date and comprehensive.

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 Let’s dive into some of the best online Java courses without further ado.

The Best Java Courses to enrol for are

1. Become a Java Programmer

LinkedIn brings you this kit wherein you learn the fundamentals first, find solutions to simple Java programming challenges and then build desktop, mobile and web applications using Java. The kit is divided into nine parts. The first one is about simple Java coding and applications.

The second and third parts are all about building applications and exploring the language. The fourth part deals with the concepts of memory management in Java. In the fifth one, you learn about managing data from relational databases such as Oracle Database, MySQL, and SQL server using Java Database Connectivity( JDBC ) in Java applications.

The sixth and seventh part talks about JPA. JPA ( Java Persistence API ) is the API required to build Java enterprise applications that consist of persistent data. The course covers JPA concepts, including inheritance mapping strategies, the Criteria API, Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL) and a lot more.

Another essential concept of cloud-native Java applications is taught in the eighth part. It deals in building Java applications with the help of Eclipse MicroProfile. And the last one is all about Java interviews and ways to crack them. After finishing the entire kit, you will be ready to enter the industry as a skilled Java developer.

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2. Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms in Java

Yet another one on the list from LinkedIn is this intermediate-level course. Unlike the previous one, this course only deals with some intermediate level concepts of Java. The course content includes data structures, linked lists, stacks, queues, recursion, heaps, binary search trees, sorting algorithms and a few more. This course is for those who have basic knowledge but want to enhance their programming skill

The course is delivered by Raghavendra Dixit, who is an IIT graduate. He is currently an entrepreneur and technical architect. He has over 15 years of programming experience. So, to accelerate your IT career, this course can be of great help.

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3. Placement Track in Full Stack Development

This is a 5-month long course by upGrad that will help you get placed as a full stack developer. Since full-stack developers need to work with both front-end and back-end technologies, they must be specialised in programming languages like Java, CSS or HTML. The course provides you with all that is needed.

The course initially covers the concepts of object-oriented programming in Java, data structures and algorithms. The frameworks that are needed for front-end and back-end development are discussed further in the course. Some of the frameworks explained are Angular and FundooNotes App.

4. Master of Science in Software Engineering

Washington State University brings this 2-year long course which is specifically designed to meet the industry needs. Also, the course has been created after discussions with representatives from reputed companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Ivycorp and EMC Isilon.

In this master’s degree program, you will be taught the necessary skills to implement high-quality software. The curriculum is so designed that from the concepts of data structures and algorithms of Java to software development, management, maintenance, and security are covered.

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5. Executive PG Program in Software Development – Specialisation in Full Stack Development

Whether you are a software developer, engineer, IT professional or a fresher wanting to kick-start your career in software development – this course is for all. It’s a 13-month course that covers a vast range of concepts. Some of them include computer science fundamentals, building robust websites, web UI, back-end APIs and many more. The tools used included are data structures and algorithms of Java, GitHub, CSS, Hibernate, React, and Spring. 

Upon completing the course, you will be able to work as a full-stack developer, UI developer, or front-end/back-end developer.

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6. Intensive Introduction to Computer Science using Java

Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, brings this course for beginners in programming. The course is divided into two sections. The first section covers the fundamental concepts of programming like data types, conditional statements, iterations or loops, recursion, arrays and files. The second section gives a detailed insight into basic data structures and linked lists, queues, stacks and graphs. The various ways to understand the efficiency of algorithms are also taken into consideration. 

Also, the course provides a set of practice problems that include Java programming questions as well. Overall, the course can prove to be a good start for your programming career.

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7. Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in IT Systems Analysis and Design

This 1-year long course is presented by one of the most reputed universities in the world, Oxford University. The program will help advance your software development skills to a professional level. During the course, you will get the chance to do projects in a realistic environment – with some teams and under fixed deadlines. 

The content of the course is quite flexible. It keeps updating itself to keep up with the developments in the industry. The contents include systems analysis and design, systems development and management, data organisation and data-driven techniques.  

The above mentioned are the few courses that are available online. There are various other such online sites and apps which provide you with a well planned and programmed structure wherein you follow the instructions provided, practice along with it and become a skilled programmer. 

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The courses available online are up-to-date and industry-relevant to help aspirants acquire in-demand Java programming skills. You can pick up any Java course that suits your requirements and start your learning journey. Since Java is one such programming language with applications in almost all sectors, be it mobile applications or building graphic games – you will have plenty to look forward to as a professional Java developer. 

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Rohan Vats

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Software Engineering Manager @ upGrad. Passionate about building large scale web apps with delightful experiences. In pursuit of transforming engineers into leaders.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1What are the advantages of Java over Python?

Python is a dynamic programming language. It is easy to learn and simple. This makes Python very popular among the developers. However, Java is a general-purpose programming language. It is used mainly to develop large applications. Python has less functionality than Java and it is not possible to develop large scale applications in Python. Both languages are object oriented. The type of a particular object is defined at the time of its creation. In Java the memory is managed by the garbage collector.

2How to prepare for Java interviews?

3What are the important topics in Java language?

If you're thinking of getting a job as a Java programmer, then you should take a look at the popular courses on the subject. They're created to help you develop & enhance your Java programming skills. There are plenty of topics in Java language to learn. All Java developers should be aware of the following important Java topics: Design Pattern, Generic programming, Concurrency and Parallelization, Exception handling, Networking, Database Connectivity and XML.