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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.

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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 5. Storing and Changing Information in a Program

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Creating variables
  • The different types of variables
  • Storing values into variables
  • Using variables in mathematical expressions
  • Putting one variable's value into another variable
  • Increasing and decreasing a variable's value

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introduction to the lesson

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Statements and Expressions
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Assigning Variable Types
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Naming Your Variables
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Storing Information in Variables
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) All About Operators

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) Visit the Workshop: Using Expressions.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your understanding with the Q&A.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Try the Quiz.
  5. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your skills with the hands-on Activities.
    Return here after completing your hands-on  session.

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