Java: Basics

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Overview

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Welcome to the course Java: Basics, where you will learn a widely-used high-level programming language that gives computer instructions to create exciting programs!

Java is a high-level programming language developed by James Gosling and Sun Microsystems in California in 1995.

A high-level programming language is called high-level because it is quite a few steps away from the original code run on a computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). High-level code is meant to be used by humans and is much easier to understand than low-level code. The high-level code is later translated into a low-level language, which can only be perceived and run by a specific CPU. For the code to work, every single line of code written in a high-level language must be translated into machine language before being implemented by the computer.

Today, Java is used by developers all over the world. Specifically, Java is used for Android mobile apps, desktop applications, web applications, game development

And, in this course, we will cover all the basic features of the language.

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In this course, we will follow the lead of a music-loving yellow duck named Patrick 🐥 to learn all about Java and make friends along the way!

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