How Do I Get Started Programming?

HOw Do I Get Started? Java 1

In this course you will learn about the basics of the Java programming language—variables, the structure of a Java program, data types and more. This course is for the very beginner. Don't worry if you don’t get everything right, but the more you practice and the earlier you start, the better you will become. In this course, you will have the benefit of video walkthroughs for every exercise. (See example below).


In this course you will receive a course booklet that will walk you through the course.

You simply need to:

  1. Read each chapter in the course booklet, which will be delivered to you in pdf form, directly to your email.

  2. View the videos for each exercise (links can be found in the booklet).

  3. Complete each exercise and begin to learn to code in Java.

If you get stuck, shoot me an email and I will try my best to respond via email (there may be some time constraints).


We will complete several exercises and explain several concepts that will show you how to:

  • Download Java

  • Download the IDE IntelliJ

  • Structure a Java Program

  • Assign variables

  • Complete arithmetic operations

  • Create methods

  • Create objects

  • Use Strings

  • and more.

Table of Contents

  • Ch. 1: How Do I Get Started?

  • Ch. 2: Getting Set Up

  • Ch. 3: The Structure of a Java Program

  • Ch. 4: Strings

  • Ch. 5: Ints and Operations (Data Types)

  • Ch. 6: Let’s Put Everything to Use

You can get started right away by getting the course booklet below.