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Java is a very widely used Object Oriented programming language. It's safe, simple to use and portable so that you can "write once, run anywhere".
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About Java

class Greeter {

    String getGreeting() {
        return "Hello, World!";
    }

}

Java is among the most popular available programming languages, thanks to its versatility and compatibility. It is widely used for software development, mobile applications and developing larger systems.

Java was born in 1995 and is maintained by Oracle. Despite the fact that it isn't as young as some of the fresh languages out there, Java is still really popular. It was designed to be fast, secure, reliable, beginner-friendly and highly portable. This portability perk exists because Java is executed on a cross-platform compatible Java Virtual Machine - JVM. Android apps are also developed using Java, since the Android Operating System runs on a Java language environment.

The Java community is huge! GitHub for example has over 1.5 million Java projects. It's also worth mentioning that Java has the second largest community in StackOverflow! This is important because the larger a programming language community is, the more support you'd be likely to get.

Java also has a powerful and well-designed set of built-in APIs - Application Programming Interfaces, which can be used for various activities like Database connection, networking, I/O, XML parsing, utilities, and much more.

From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

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What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Java Track mentors

Once you join the Java language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Adrian Spanu https://github.com/aspanu

I work as a software engineer full time. I've been working in Java codebases for a number of years now and I really like the flexibility and usefulness of Java. I'm happy to help new coders discover the awesomeness of Java. Yes, it does exist :).
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Troyan Krumov https://github.com/LoadingBG

I love java and I love teaching people how to become fluent in this wonderful language.
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Kaushik Chatterjee LinkedIn

I am a 16-year old software developer and tech enthusiast who loves coding and researching exponential technologies.
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Warren Wright https://github.com/wrightling

I am a software engineer by training, build and run software teams in practice, and am a longtime fan and user of Exercism!
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Abdul Wahab https://github.com/arwahab

Software developer versed in Java & Spring Boot looking to teach others and also learn from them
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Artem Privalov https://github.com/privalou

I am huge fan of java! I really love web, open source software and idea of 'knowledfe for everyone'. At the moment I'm full stack developer, but my passin is Java!
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Java exercises

These are a few of the 113 exercises on the Java track. You can see all the exercises here.

Saddle Points
medium
arrays
conditionals
integers
lists
loops
matrices
sets
Anagram
medium
arrays
conditionals
equality
lists
loops
strings
Bank Account
medium
concurrency
exception handling
integers
Robot Name
medium
pattern matching
randomness
regular expressions
strings
text formatting
RNA Transcription
easy
loops
maps
strings
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Java Track maintainers

The Java Maintainers are the brains behind the Java Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Sam Warner

I am a software developer and consultant working for Black Pepper Software, a software company based in Leamington Spa, England. I'm a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Warwick, and love all things to do with computers!
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Jason Runkle

I have been writing Java code professionally for the past 3 years and I have had a wonderful experience with it. The functional style of Java 8 took some getting used to, but it really improved my team's codebase and productivity.

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