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About the Course

Learn to code in Java and improve your programming and problem-solving skills. You will learn to design algorithms as well as develop and debug programs. Using custom open-source classes, you will write programs that access and transform images, websites, and other types of data. At the end of the course you will build a program that determines the popularity of different baby names in the US over time by analyzing comma separated value (CSV) files. After completing this course you will be able to: 1. Edit, compile, and run a Java program; 2. Use conditionals and loops in a Java program; 3. Use Java API documentation in writing programs. 4. Debug a Java program using the scientific method; 5. Write a Java method to solve a specific problem; 6. Develop a set of test cases as part of developing a program; 7. Create a class with multiple methods that work together to solve a problem; and 8. Use divide-and-conquer design techniques for a program that uses multiple methods....

Top reviews


Dec 10, 2020

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.


Oct 7, 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.

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By Darshan P

Jul 16, 2020

course was good enough. it taught me various new skills.i got familier with java .

By Kiều T K

Oct 6, 2019

good skill but DNA is difficult and encrypted or decrypted is difficult to beginer

By Suman M S

Jun 22, 2022

In detail Explaination of concepts on problem solving and java concepts.

Thank you

By Ayush D

Jun 29, 2020

A great course if you want to learn the basics of Java and the basics of OOP too.

By Jonathan M

Nov 22, 2019

Best online course I've ever done! A great start to the specialisation! Thanks!

By Tim S

Aug 3, 2018

Good course with fun example problems to help gain a mastery of Java programming.

By Alejandra U P

Jul 19, 2017

The course goes step by step in explaining some useful Java libraries and clases.

By Richard W

Jan 20, 2016

Great course and great professors. Very interesting knowledge base to learn from.

By Deleted A

Aug 30, 2020

Good course ,but instead of using bluej any other IDE will be of much better use

By Sandadi L R

Jun 14, 2020

It helped me to understand java and gave me confidence to dive deeply into java.

By Felipe G

May 26, 2020

Great Java course for beginners or experienced programmers who want to know Java

By Chiranjivi A

Mar 13, 2018

Clear instructions, it would be great if hints were provided in the assignments.

By Ihab F

Feb 15, 2021

Easy to fellow and understand the subject and challenging quizzes, I enjoyed it


Feb 7, 2021

it should be more helpful if you add arrays structure,and also add another week

By kareem O

Jan 2, 2021

This course helped me a lot. I was struggling with Java before enrolling in it.


May 18, 2020

The course was awesome, it had me into new types of problems and file handling.

By adan a a

Dec 16, 2017

really challenging, a lot of new concepts. Demands to be serious. great course.

By Oyetunji I A

Nov 10, 2016

This is very educating and its so easy to know as it is detailed for beginners.

By Briseida G E B

Dec 30, 2020

One of the best courses. You will learn to program in Java with real examples.

By Prajwal J D o E

Aug 2, 2020

My journey through this course was superb, I learned a lot during this course.


May 17, 2020

The courses was very informative with learning ! Thanks for all the leacturers

By Guy M H

Apr 17, 2020

I thought the course was excellent. I appreciated the emphasis on the basics.

By Jayawardhanage S M J

Mar 5, 2019

A very appropriate and organized course for Java learning. Highly recommended.

By Eduardo G N

Oct 12, 2017

Spectacular course...Congratulations for all involved .. Thank you very much

By Ljubomir M

Apr 17, 2017

Oh, hey guys, great learn as always. See you on next course of specialization.