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Learning Java - Coding Club

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Goodnow Library

21 Concord Road

Sudbury, MA 01776

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Using online resources, we will meet weekly to work our way through Lynda.com's "Learning Java."

Please note, that there will be no teacher for this class. Instead, we will use the videos and exercises provided by Lynda.com to teach ourselves and help support each other.

Please read this article at Lifehacker.com on the advantages of taking online courses with others:

"MOOCs, or massive open online courses, can be very useful and a lot of fun. But why do them alone? Turn your next online course into a book club-style exercise . . ."

6th grade and up. Adults welcome. Please bring your own laptop computer.

Registration required.

IMPORTANT: Lynda.com is free to use for Sudbury residents with a valid Goodnow Library card. You'll also need your PIN to log into the site. The Reference Desk can reset your PIN if you have forgotten it. Please have this information ready before the first class.

From Lynda.com:

"Java is one of the top-five programming languages, and is used for websites, embedded controllers, and Android app development. This is an introduction to get you started programming with Java. Peggy Fisher introduces the basics: data types, strings, arrays, expressions, loops, and functions. She'll help you control the flow and logic of your code, and create classes using the principles of object-oriented design. Then go a bit beyond the basics and learn advanced techniques for working with arrays, manipulating files, and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that respond to user input. This three-hour capsule course is perfect for developers who need to get up to speed with Java fast, as well as for beginning programmers who want their first taste of this popular language.

Topics include:

  • Downloading and exploring NetBeans
  • Understanding Java basics: data types, strings, arrays, and more
  • Controlling flow with functions and loops
  • Creating classes
  • Sorting and searching arrays
  • Manipulating files
  • Handling errors
  • Building GUIs"
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