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 3. Vacationing in Java

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • A definition of the Java language
  • The benefits of using Java
  • Some examples of Java at work
  • An explanation of object-oriented programming
  • Sites of note for Java programmers

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introduction to the lesson

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) First Stop: Sun Microsystems
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Going to School with Java
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Lunch in JavaWorld
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Taking in a Ballgame at ESPN.com
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Getting Down to Business
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Stopping by Gamelan to Ask Directions
 

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: Putting Java on Your Desktop.
  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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