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Java as a Second Language Specialization

Transfer your programming skills to Java. Learn to develop web and mobile applilcations using the Java language.
This specialization is meant to be an introduction to Java as a second language. You may be familiar with any computer programming language, shell scripting, or knowledge of older Java versions, JavaScript, etc. This specialization will help you move to the Java language and will cover all the features and functions you need to create great Java web and mobile applications. You will learn Java object orientation and see the parallels with other programming languages.

The Java as a Second Language specialization assumes that you know some programming and want to transfer that knowledge into learning Java.

Lab exercises will be performed using your own system and Java installation as well as the Coursera lab platform. The instructor will guide you through setting up and configuring your environment and working through the labs. Java can be installed on just about any type of computer, but the instructor will demonstrate the installation on a Windows system.

Applied Learning Project

Learners will use the Java language features to install and run a Java application, as well as work with Java features including inheritance and polymorphism. As you work through the exercises, you’ll create several smaller Java applications. In the final course, you’ll create a fully functioning calculator application using the Java language.

Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 3 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 3 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Intermediate