By Ivan StorckOctober 27, 2016

Five Reasons Why Code Fellows is Now Teaching Java

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a new Code 501: Foundations of Java one-week programming course at Code Fellows, coming soon! For years, Java has consistently maintained its place as the world's most popular language used today. Here's why:

1. Internet of Things (IoT)

Because Java is “write once, run anywhere” (WORA), it’s used on all kinds of devices, from mobile phones to submarines. Plus, it powers highly available web service platforms.

2. Static Type system

Java tries to ensure that your code is correct. It uses a compiler to check that your program’s variable constraints are enforced. Experience and research suggest that static typing can help you achieve more reliable code. That makes it easier to maintain. Static typing also helps bigger teams communicate and document APIs better.

3. Stability / Performance / Enterprise Scale

Java has been around a long time and it’s not going anywhere soon. It’s used in large projects and companies, and is backwards compatible so organizations can trust that their investment in code will pay off. Many people left Java during the Ruby on Rails era because of the boilerplate and cruft that Java used to have, but things have improved a lot since then. Java has successfully integrated ideas from newer frameworks like Ruby on Rails and NodeJS. In terms of performance, Java and its frameworks have been benchmarked to show that they are top-tier tools.

4. Proven curriculum

We are partnering with Oracle to teach their tried-and-true Java Fundamentals curriculum. This course has been taught hundreds, if not thousands, of times before. Combined with the hands-on experience of Code Fellows, it’s an ideal combination of enterprise-ready curriculum and startup know-how.

5. Fun!

The Java ecosystem is huge! It includes a lot of libraries for having fun and making cool stuff, like Java Sound, Graphics libraries, Game development, Minecraft, Geospatial data, Machine Learning, and much more. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can build with Java.

Interested? If you’d like to get updates on the course and weigh in on the specific areas you’d like to learn, click here!