This course provides a quick primer on Java essentials. We will focus on the basic steps to create a stand-alone application in Java, including the essentials of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), the Java JDK's usefulness, the Java class's basic structure, and the method used to tell the JVM where to begin processing code.


  • Differentiate between an applet, a stand-alone application, and a servlet
  • Define a class and an interface
  • Explain how to use the public static void main(String [] args) method
  • Use System.out.println()
  • Use Java comments
  • Perform the steps to compile and run a Java program
  • Describe the function and importance of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
  • Describe how Java uses bytecode
  • Create a simple Java program

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Good developers and software come from foundational knowledge and steady improvement. However, there is far more to crafting a solution than simply writing code. Therefore, we explore a broad range of technical and business topics to help our community become well-rounded and highly knowledgeable about best serving their employers and customers.