Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software

Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software


Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering



4 weeks



Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software is course 2 of 5 in the Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals.

Learn to code in Java and improve your programming and problem-solving skills. You will learn to design algorithms as well as develop and debug programs. Using custom open-source classes, you will write programs that access and transform images, websites, and other types of data. At the end of the course you will build a program that determines the popularity of different baby names in the US over time by analyzing comma separated value (CSV) files.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Edit, compile, and run a Java program;
  • Use conditionals and loops in a Java program;
  • Use Java API documentation in writing programs;
  • Debug a Java program using the scientific method;
  • Write a Java method to solve a specific problem;
  • Develop a set of test cases as part of developing a program;
  • Create a class with multiple methods that work together to solve a problem; and 8. Use divide-and-conquer design techniques for a program that uses multiple methods.


Drew Hilton
Drew Hilton

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Susan Rodger
Susan Rodger

Professor of the Practice Computer Science

Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall

Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science

Owen Astrachan
Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

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