Learn Java with no prior programming experience

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Effectively use recursion (loops) and conditional (if/else) programming commands

Clock2 hrs
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Absolute beginners welcome! In this guided project, we’ll draw upon 40 years of research into the best ways to introduce new programming concepts in an enjoyable but rapid manner. Many courses with titles like "Java for Beginners" really mean “Java for people who know other programming languages but are beginners at Java." This guided project will include introductory programming activities that provide you the best possible foundation for continuing on to other Java programming courses. Note: discussion forums in guided projects such as this one are not monitored or supported by Coursera staff or instructors.

Skills you will develop

Computer ProgrammingJava

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Paint grid squares using a visual programming environment (Concepts)

  2. Use loops and conditionals within a visual programming environment (Concepts)

  3. Debugging: knowing what to do when things go wrong (Skills)

  4. Use loops and conditionals in a professional coding tool (Skills)

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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