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Java Programming – the Master Course

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Java is undoubtedly one of the most important programming languages out there, and learning it doesn’t have to be a chore. This course will have you up to speed in no time, covering programming basics applicable to all languages, Java fundamentals, and much more.

  • Master the fundamentals of Java: data types, variables, constants, etc.
  • Understand the principles of object-oriented programing
  • Utilize conditional tests & operators, arrays & collections, loops, etc.
  • Delve into advanced topics: enumerated types, interfaces & scope
  • Use generics & exceptions to detect bugs & handle errors
  • Handle files & serialize objects


Your Instructor


Huw Collingbourne
Huw Collingbourne

Huw Collingbourne runs Bitwise Courses (http://www.bitwisecourses.com) and teaches courses on a range of programming topics. is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software (http://www.sapphiresteel.com/), a company which makes tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press.

Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Object Pascal programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C, C#, Java, Smalltalk, ActionScript and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus. In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of New Romantic murder mysteries.

At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK (http://www.hartlandaikido.co.uk/). The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.


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