Fundamentals of
Java

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About this Course

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This course is intended beginning computer hobbyists and first-year IT students.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours. Read the Introduction to the book.

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Indicates links that take you away from the Free-Ed.Net site. Use the links on these offsite pages carefully, and use the Back function on your browser to return to the assigments.

 

Study Aids

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the Java 2 Software Development Kit

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Programming with the Java 2 Software Development Kit

Lesson 1. Becoming a Programmer

  • Choosing which programming language to learn first
  • What Java is
  • Using programs to boss your computer around
  • How programs work
  • How program errors (called bugs) are fixed
  • Acquiring a Java development tool
  • Getting ready to write programs

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introduction to the lesson

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Choosing a Language
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Telling the Computer What to Do
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) How Programs Work
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) How Programs Don't Work
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Next Stop: Java
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Workshop: Installing a Java Development Tool

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

Custom Search
  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary   of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your understanding with the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Try the Quiz.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your skills with the hands-on Activities.
    Return here after completing your hands-on  session.


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