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AlgorithmsProblem SolvingString (Computer Science)Java Programming

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

41%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
22 minutes to complete

Introduction to the Course

5 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading
5 videos
Resources to Help You Succeed1m
Tips for Learning Programming1m
Using Forums: How to Ask for Help Effectively3m
Object Oriented Programming with Java Specialization2m
1 reading
Programming Resources10m
5 hours to complete

Fundamental Java Syntax and Semantics

17 videos (Total 76 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
17 videos
Using BlueJ to Program in Java6m
Shapes: Collections of Points2m
Why Semantics: Motivation to Read Code1m
Variables2m
Mathematical Operators2m
Functions4m
Conditionals3m
Classes4m
New4m
Methods5m
Types5m
For Each Loops7m
Solving Programming: A Seven Step Approach6m
Seven Steps in Action: Developing an Algorithm7m
Seven Steps in Action: Testing the Algorithm4m
Seven Steps in Action: Translating to Code5m
4 readings
Module Learning Outcomes10m
Download BlueJ and Open Your First BlueJ Project10m
Let's learn some basic Java syntax!1m
Calculating the Perimeter of a Shape2h
5 practice exercises
Getting Started with BlueJ10m
Variables and Mathematical Operators10m
Functions and Conditionals15m
Classes, Types, and For Each Loops30m
Calculating the Perimeter of a Shape30m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Strings in Java

21 videos (Total 122 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
21 videos
Understanding Strings3m
Developing an Algorithm5m
Positions in Strings8m
Translating into Code11m
Java Math8m
Introduction48s
Conceptual Understanding4m
While Loops9m
While Loop Syntax and Semantics3m
Coding While Loops6m
Three Stop Codons5m
Coding Three Stop Codons - Part I7m
Coding Three Stop Codons - Part II4m
Logical And / Or8m
Coding And / Or6m
Finding Multiple Genes5m
Translating to Code8m
Separation of Concerns5m
StorageResource Class3m
Coding StorageResource Class4m
3 readings
Programming Exercise: Finding a Gene and Web Links10m
Programming Exercise: Finding Many Genes10m
Programming Exercise: Storing All Genes10m
6 practice exercises
Finding a Gene in DNA12m
Finding All Genes in DNA8m
Debugging: Part 124m
Debugging: Part 222m
Using StorageResource12m
Strings in Java14m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

CSV Files and Basic Statistics in Java

14 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
14 videos
Using CSV Libraries7m
Which Countries Export...? Developing an Algorithm4m
Which Countries Export...? Translating into Code5m
CSVExport: Summary48s
Hottest Day in a Year: Comma Separated Values2m
Converting Strings to Numbers4m
Maximum Temperature: Developing an Algorithm5m
Java for Nothing—null: When You Don't Have an Object4m
Maximum Temperature: Translating into Code4m
Maximum Temperature: Testing Code3m
Maximum Temperature from Multiple Datasets5m
Maximum Temperature Refactored4m
CSVMax: Summary41s
3 readings
Module Learning Outcomes10m
Programming Exercise: Parsing Export Data10m
Programming Exercise: Parsing Weather Data10m
3 practice exercises
Which Countries Export...?12m
Weather Data18m
CSV Files and Basic Statistics in Java22m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

MiniProject: Baby Names

9 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Baby Names MiniProject: Data Overview6m
Baby Names MiniProject: Total Births7m
Batch Grayscale: Converting Many Files2m
Grayscale Algorithm: Seven Step Approach4m
Image Iterable in BlueJ: Grayscale5m
Batch Processing Grayscale3m
Saving Images with New Names11m
Batch Grayscale Summary: Converting Many Files1m
3 readings
MiniProject Exercise Guide10m
Extend Your Program10m
Programming Exercise: Batch Grayscale and Image Inversion10m
2 practice exercises
Baby Names28m
Batch Grayscale Images12m
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Top reviews from Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software

By FAOct 8th 2017

Excellent explanations and amount of course work for practice, the tests made good use of the examples and work given, I am satisfied with what I learned in this course and see it's real world usage.

By VMOct 16th 2019

This is an Awesome Course . The best thing About this Course is that It has weekly quizzes and Assignments as well as Practice Quizzes for particular Topics which helps in learning it more easily .

Instructors

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Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science
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Robert Duvall

Lecturer
Computer Science
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Andrew D. Hilton

Associate Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science

About Duke University

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