Java Programming Masterclass for Software Developers (

This Java master class was designed for people who want to work as a Java developer or acquire the Oracle Java Certification. The 400 lectures cover more than 80 hours of learning. Completing this course will prepare you for Spring Framework, Android development and many more applications.

Created by: Tim Buchalka

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • Start to finish completion of a Java application
  • Java basics, including variables, operators, expressions, statements and more
  • Control flow
  • OOP (object-oriented programming)
  • Collections
  • JavaFX
  • Exceptions and Filesystems
  • Lambda and regular expressions
  • Databases
  • Debugging

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Overall Score : 84 / 100

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Course Description

You've just stumbled upon the most complete, in-depth Java programming course online. With over 260,000 students enrolled and tens of thousands of 5 star reviews to date, these comprehensive java tutorials cover everything you'll ever need.
Whether you want to:
- build the skills you need to get your first Java programming job
- move to a more senior software developer position
- pass the oracle java certification exam
- or just learn java to be able to create your own java apps quickly.

...this complete Java Masterclass is the course you need to do all of this, and more.

Are you aiming to get your first Java Programming job but struggling to find out what skills employers want and which course will give you those skills?

This course is designed to give you the Java skills you need to get a job as a Java developer. By the end of the course you will understand Java extremely well and be able to build your own Java apps and be productive as a software developer.

Lots of students have been success with getting their first job or a promotion after going through the course.

Here is just one example of a student who lost her job and despite having never coded in her life previously, got a full time software developer position in just a few months after starting this course. She didn't even complete the course!

"Three months ago I lost my job, came to a turning point in my life, and finally made the drastic decision to completely change course. I decided to switch career path and go into coding. My husband found and gave me your Complete Java Masterclass at Udemy as a gift, and I wholeheartedly dove into it as a life line. Following your course has been absolutely enjoyable (still working on it, not yet finished), and has been a great way of keeping on course, dedicated and motivated. Yesterday, three months after starting the course and honestly to my surprise, I received (and accepted!) a job offer as a full-time developer. I wanted to just drop you a line to say thank you for doing this work, for being such a dedicated teacher, and for putting all this knowledge available out there in such an approachable way. It has, literally, been life changing. With gratitude, Laura"

The course is a whopping 76 hours long. Perhaps you have looked at the size of the course and are feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect of finding time to complete it. Maybe you are wondering if you need to go through it all?
Firstly, Laura's story above shows that you do not have to complete the entire course - she was yet to complete the course when she accepted her developer job offer.
Secondly, the course is designed as a one stop shop for Java.
The core java material you need to learn java development is covered in the first seven sections (around 14 hours in total). The Java Basics are covered in those sections. The rest of the course covers intermediate, advanced and optional material you do not technically need to go through.

For example section 13 is a whopping 10 hours just by itself and is aimed at those students who want to build desktop applications with graphical user interfaces. JavaFX (which is the technology used in this section) is something that most java developers will rarely or never need to work on. So you could skip that section entirely. But if you are one of the few that need to build user interfaces, then the content is there and ready for you. And there are other sections you can completely avoid if you wish.
If you want to know absolutely everything about Java, then you can go through the entire course if you wish, but it's not necessary to do so if you are just looking to learn the essential information to get a java developer position.
Why would you choose to learn Java?
The reality is that there is a lot of computer languages out there. It's in the hundreds. Why would you choose the Java language?
The number one reason is its popularity. According to many official websites that track popularity of languages, Java is either #1 or in the top 3. Popularity means more companies and their staff are using it, so there are more career opportunities available for you if you are skilled in the language.
The last thing you want to do is pick a language that is not in mainstream use. Java came out in the 1990's and is still very popular today.
What version of Java should you learn?

Generally speaking you would want to learn the very latest version of a computer programming language, but thats not necessarily the case with Java.
Until recently Java releases were infrequent (one major release in 3 years was common). Companies standardised on specific versions of Java. Right now most companies are still focused on Java 8, which is a relatively old version, dating back to 2015.
Oracle (the owners of Java) are now releasing new versions of Java every six months, and when the new version comes out the old version is no longer supported.
But to cater for most companies who tend to stick to specific versions of Java for a long time, they have marked the current version of Java - Java 11 as LTS - or Long Term support. That means that they guarantee to support this version for the long term - for a number of years at least.
Companies will stick to versions of Java that are supported in the long term. For career purposes you should learn the appropriate versions of Java that your future employer will likely be using. Right now thats Java 8 and Java 11 (Java 9 and Java 10 have been released and already been marked obsolete and are no longer supported).

The good news is that this course is focused on Java 8, and has recently been updated for Java 11.

Will this course give me core java skills?
Yes it will. Core Java is the fundamental parts of the java jdk (the java development kit) that programmers need to learn to move onto other more advanced technologies.
Why should you take this course?

It's been a best seller since it's release on Udemy, you would be joining over 260,000 students who are already enrolled in the course.
There are close to 60,000 reviews left by students. It's rated as the best course to learn Java for beginners.

What makes this course a bestseller?
Like you, thousands of others were frustrated and fed up with fragmented Youtube tutorials or incomplete or outdated courses which assume you already know a bunch of stuff, as well as thick, college-like textbooks able to send even the most caffeine-fuelled coder to sleep.
Like you, they were tired of low-quality lessons, poorly explained topics and all-round confusing info presented in the wrong way. That's why so many find success in this complete Java developer course. It's designed with simplicity and seamless progression in mind through its content.

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    • Course was created by Tim Buchalka, a household name in Java instruction.
    • Course is designed around real-world problem solving, with a challenge for every lesson.
    • Course is available in multiple translations and has touted success globally.
    • Lessons start at an introductory level. This class is accessible for all levels and still takes students deep into Java development.
    • Content is delivered via high-definition videos. They can eat a lot of data and are prone to lagging, depending on connection speeds.
    • 80 hours of instruction makes this course substantially longer than many of its peers.
    • The exercises can be challenging and frustrating to complete.

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Instructor Details

Tim Buchalka

Tim's been a professional software developer for over 35 years. During his career he has worked for major companies such as Fujitsu, Mitsubishi and Saab.

His video courses are used to train developers in major companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Paypal, VW, Pitney Bowes, IBM and T-Mobile just to name a few (via the Udemy for Business program).

What makes Tim unique is his professional programming career - many instructors have never programmed professionally, let alone had a distinguished professional development career like Tim.

Tim has trained over 537,000 students how to program, way more than a typical IT Professor at a college does in a lifetime.

In fact, Tim's courses are often purchased by students struggling to get through a colleges programming courses.
"I am learning a lot about Java very quickly. I wish my college courses worked this way, they drag the same amount of material out over months." - Thomas Neal

"I love this guy. I'm in school for java right now at a local college and I bought this course hoping it would help clarify the fuzzy areas of my coursework. There's no comparison. Every time I get lost in my text book, I watch a couple more of these videos and I'm right back on track. He explains everything so perfectly. It sinks right in." - Kristen Andreani

"Tim is a great instructor, I have more courses from him and all are great. This one really helped me with my understanding of Java from the very beginnings. In fa



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I like this course so much because Tim explain it as detail as he could for really thirsty learner in learning programming especially for beginner who never experiment in any programming language.The reason why I don't put full five star because no one is perfect. Thank Tim and his team that make me see that Java is not hard to learn. I hope I can get your future course about Java and I want your course about Android developer also.Sorry, if I make mistake in writing English because I'm not good at English.Best regard,Nget Chandara

this course is really great, it's very awesome that the course constantly get updated and you get answers in Q&A very fast, also instructor explanation is very good and clear, this is the only course you need to master Java and Tim does a really good job on that, the only con for me was that it didn't have much theory covered it went right to code without showing slides about how it works, but thankfully they are adding them now, so this is really a 5 star course, thank you LPA for these amazing courses.

This Course is really a masterclass, covers from basic to advanced level. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in learning core Java. All concepts explained in a well structured course.Tim teaches the concepts really well with coding examples. Follow along with him on code, you will learn a lot on writing a professional code too!

One of the best Programming courses that i have taken in a long time , Tim has put lot of effort into making the course easy to learn , even for a Java Novice like me, which makes it truly a masterclass course to attend ,and the responses from Goran and others have been very helpful .Now Since the course remaster is in progress, there are few things which i wish for , one of them being more coding exercises and if they can be available in almost all the sections it will be super awesome.Lastly i would advise anyone who wants to learn Java from scratch they should consider enrolling for this course as this is the only course you will need to gain knowledge in Java Programming.Thank you Tim !!! :)

This is a pretty good course. I think there were some difficult sections without detailed introductory part (a think you need to paste some material in "Concurrency in Java", "Lambda Expressions"). I don't have a good understanding on this topics.

Educators help in QA is very poor. No proper assistance even after asking same question multiple times. Tim could have used simpler examples for explaining some topics. In Multi Threading section, I would request you to improve your quality of teaching as it was very confusing.

Very thorough and easy to understand. After taking this course, I feel much more confident in my understanding of OOP concepts for interviews. I look forward to applying my knowledge!

The instructor talks too fast and it is hard to follow in the video. Also a lot of clarity issues in explaining topics

I have gained a lot of knowledge out of this course, Tim explains very well, around collections section I had a little bit of trouble but this is by far one of the best if not the best java course out there

so far it is a good course and reach with information you need however the challenges are not explained well as a result it is hard to understand until you watch the solution to find what he meant by the challengeif they can change the way the challenges are asked and be more clear i would give it 5 stars

A complete course, it covers the essential topics in Java programming. The course could be shorter, the content gets tiring and boring after some time, due to over-explanation and details in examples that does not add something useful to the learning process.

As a new entrant to the world of OOPs (and programming in general), I can say that Tim's course did a great job in helping me to build the confidence to build and learn Java. I noticeably got more and more comfortable with the language as the course went on and found the coding exercises (specifically the code checker sections) to be extremely helpful. I would often solve them and then five minutes later think of a better way to solve the problem! So I would dash back to the activity to see if I was correct.I think that was undoubtedly the best part of this course. I became aware of all the various ways to tackle a problem. I could begin reading my friend's code at work and even help with some of his problems. I still have a lot to learn, but this course was fantastic in building that basic competency and confidence.My only recommendation would be implementing more of those code checkers towards the tail end of the course. They are great as they begin pointing you in the right direction more so than a stack trace. I often found myself in the later topics just starting an exercise, failing, and copying Tim to reference later.