How Long Does it Take to Learn Java?
Table of Contents
- 1 How Long Does it Take to Learn Java?
- 2 What is Java?
- 3 How to Learn Java?
- 4 How Long Does it Take to Learn Java?
- 5 Final Words
This is the question every wannabe Java Programmer wants to know the answer for, and this blog post is going to answer their query in detail.
If you have knowledge of some programming language, specifically the ones that are based on OOPS(Object Oriented Programming System), then you only need to learn the Syntax of Java, so 3 months are enough to learn it well.
So, you got the quick answer. Let’s now dig deeper into it, and get to know what is Java, what it can do, how to learn, and how long does it take to learn Java.
JAVA is one of the finest general-purpose Object-Oriented programming languages. It is used to develop Desktop applications, web applications, mobile applications, and so on. It is one of the most popular programming languages across the world.
Initially, it was named “OAK” but later it was found that it was a taken name, so the team brainstormed to think of something unique, and they ended up naming it “Java”. The name is taken from “Java Coffee” There is a story behind its naming which you can read online.
To be specific, you don’t need any prior knowledge to get started with Java. You can start it as your first programming language. Moreover, if you already know C++, then it will surely help you as the syntax of Java is similar to it, so you will take less time to learn the syntax. And, you may not need to learn the basics. But, I would again say that it is not necessary to know any language or anything to start with Java. You can just start your coding/programming journey with Java only as well.
In the world we live in, almost everything you find online from learning A, B, C, D to learning high-end programming languages like Java. Yes, you can learn Java from various online courses and guides. I am listing a few of those courses and links below for your reference:
- Udemy – This link is of various Java courses on Udemy that you can choose to go for, and start learning. However, they are paid ones.
- Codecademy – This is a free course for learning Basic Java. On this website, you can not just read, but you can practice with realtime codes as well. This is one of the best sites to learn Java and many other programming languages.
- Coursera: Coursera is a popular online learning platform similar to Udemy where you can buy the courses and learn Java. The link will take you to the page where many Java courses are listed. You can choose the one you want to go for.
- Udacity: Udacity is another Udemy like website where you can find many Java courses. Moreover, the link I have shared here is of a Java Developer course that helps you become a Java Developer.
- Geeksforgeeks: This website shares a lot of free courses. The link will take you to the Java Tutorial.
- The Java™ Tutorials by Oracle: One of the best guides out there available for free.
Another option for learning Java is by reading books. Moreover, you have to keep practicing the codes on your computer when you learn from books because just reading is not enough. Reading and practice should go along in your Java learning venture. I am mentioning a few books that you can buy online and start learning:
These are a few books that are good to go with. Moreover, there are many more out there which you can look out as per your requirements.
If you don’t have a budget to spend on courses or coaching classes, then you can go for the free option, and let me tell you that there are many great tutorials on YouTube, that you can watch, and learn step by step. Here are a few Video playlist links:
- Java (Beginner) Programming Tutorials
- Java (Intermediate) Tutorials
- Java Video Tutorial
The last option is coaching class. Yes, if you think you cannot learn by online courses, videos, or reading books, then you must enroll yourself into some Java coaching center in your area and learn there. Moreover, you have to keep practicing on your own as well. Whatever you learn in the class, keep practicing it.
These are the best ways to learn Java.
As I have mentioned at the beginning that usually it takes around 4 months to learn Java but being proficient in it will take time, and you will get expertise as you keep on working on this technology. So, just learning usually takes less time but by working regularly, you gradually become better and better with time and get expertise.
Java is an excellent programming language. And, it is fun to write Java codes. As I have explained in this article, it usually takes 4 months to learn Java when you spend 4-6 hours a day in learning and practicing but to be an expert, it takes time. And, as you keep working, you become an expert.