Getting Started with Java


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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
4 hours
48 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Dan Vega
  • Install Java on your local machine
  • Write, Compile and Run a Hello, World application from the command line.
  • Install IntelliJ and be productive inside this awesome IDE
  • Understand what a build tool is and create a Java project from scratch
  • Understand where to find help when they get stuck


A gentle introduction to the Java programming language along with the tools you will need to be a productive developer

I recently purchased a new laptop and thought to myself, this would be a great time to show others how I setup my machine for Java development, and that is how this course was born. 

I want to make sure I am very upfront about who this course is for and who it isn't for. If you are an experienced Java developer this course probably isn't for you. If you are new to programming or new to the Java language this course is for you.

When I started out writing Java I always got confused with all the Acronyms in the language. What is the difference between the JRE and the JDK, what is the JVM and what is an SDK. We will answer all of these questions and more. We will also discuss how to install Java and switch between different versions. While we are at it we might as well write our first Java program. 

Next, we will move into Installing my favorite IDE, IntelliJ. From there I will walk you through a ton of features of the IDE. All of these features are there to make you a more productive Java developer. 

My hope for you is that this course will give you a peek into the world of Java as you begin your journey. You might not use everything in this course right away but if they come up in conversations at school or with coworkers you will know exactly what they are talking about. I look at courses like a good book. If you can take away just 1 or 2 ideas from the course, I have done my job. 

I LOVE the Java programming language and hope that I can make your entry into this wonderful language an easy one. 

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