Java - Programming Guide

Get started with Programming in Java with this Learning Path


After covering Python as the foremost emerging language in our first Learning Path, we decided to pick Java as an established champion in the world of programming languages.

Overview

I think any new or old modern day programmer needs any introduction on Java. One of the most impactful languages of the 20th as well as the 21st century. From countless websites, web-applications and even our own beloved Android is based on Java. Talking about Job prospects, even by the latest Tiobe Index of Mar 2019, Java comfortably sits as the number 1 language. So if you want to learn Java with job prospects in mind, you can?t go wrong with this choice. Application of Java as a programming language is possibly the widest and is used by almost every Fortune 1000 companies.

Beginner Topics to focus in Java [Day 1 - 7]

  1. Downloading and Installing JDK, ClassPath, IDE
  2. Setting up a Java Project

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Intermediate Topics to focus on Java [Day 9 - 15]

9. Junit Testing

10. Object inheritance, Interfaces

11. Abstract Classes, Polymorphism

12. String Manipulation

13. Exception Handling

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Advanced Topics to focus on Java [Day 16 - 25]

13. Database Operations, JDBC

14. Multithreading

15. Collections and Sequential programming

16. Data Structures

17. Sorting and Searching Algorithms

18. Network Programming

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Specialized Frameworks to develop projects with Java [Day 18 - 30]

16.Spring Framework with Java- The most widely used framework in professional jobs for web application development.

17. Android Development-

18. Big Data- Apache HA

19. Game Development with Java

20. AI With Java

Complementary Skills To Brush Up for a Job

Incidentally, the job market for programming is such that one language alone may not suffice all the requirements for a role. It needs to be paired with some complementing language or technical skills which would help you work in a company with multiple systems. So in order to increase your job chances, you would want to pair them with at least one (if not more) additional language skills for coding:

  1. Basic HTML, CSS ( for web development)
  2. Basic Javascript, Jquery (for web development)
  3. Basic SQL (must have for any role)
  4. Pig, Hive, HBase (for Big Data roles)
  5. Linear Algebra (for Machine Learning roles)

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Popular Job Roles To Target with Java

We all want to achieve something after learning something, especially something as rigorous as programming. It?s no secret that most of the jobs of the future will be centered around computer programming, coding, and other related skills. Of course, many learn out of their own interest or to make their own applications. But if you are someone looking for a job after a significant learning effort, then these are some of the job roles you can target with Java as your programming skill:

  1. Software Engineer
  2. Web Application Developer
  3. Big Data Developer
  4. Java Developer
  5. Java Hadoop Specialist
  6. Java Spark Specialist
  7. AI Software Engineer with Java
  8. Machine Learning Engineer Java

Conclusion

This article is second in our new series of ?Learning Paths?, to help students learn a new language in a planned manner. It?s an initiative we are taking based on the pain points we uncovered after talking to some of our users. We figured it would help students to have some example courses to look for whenever interested in a topic of their choice. Also as a next step what other complementary skills they might need when targeting a particular job role in mind.

However, there?s always a scope to do better. So it is awesome if you would like to share any ideas to help us plan our next article better. Be it the next ?Learning Path? in the same series, or some other area where we can help better. Quickcode will always be welcoming of your ideas, appreciation, and feedback of any kind.