Top 5 Object Oriented Programming and Design Courses for Programmers
Originally published by Javin Paul on September 20th 2018 Overloading vs Overriding in OOP There is no doubt that object-oriented programming is a pillar of software development and also one of the reasons for a huge success of Java. A strong knowledge of object-oriented programming helps you to create better software. It also helps you to better communicate your ideas to your team and fellow programmers. Despite being such an important technology, it’s difficult to find good programmers who understand OOP well. Many programmers just think that OOP is nothing more than Abstraction, Inheritance, Encapsulation, and Polymorphism, without truly understanding these concepts and mastering them. There is no doubt that they are the four pillars of Object-oriented programming, but OOP is much more than that. OOP is about thinking in terms of class and object, organizing your code by following the best practices, e.g. using SOLID design principles and design patterns. It eventually helps you to write better software, which is easier to change and support. That’s why it’s very important for programmers and software developers to understand OOP. In the past, I have shared a couple of books and free courses to learn object-oriented programming. However, in regards to the general feedback, I received several suggestions about sharing more thorough and complete courses to learn both basic and advanced OOP concepts. In this post, I will attempt to respond to that feedback and provide a more extensive, thorough list of courses at both the beginner and advanced levels. In this article, I am going to share some of the best courses that can help you learn more about object-oriented programming and design from scratch. I have also included both beginner and advanced courses to cater to Java programmers of different experience levels. 5 Object-Oriented Programming Courses for Java Developers Without any further ado, here is my list of some of the best object-oriented and design courses for Java programmers. The list includes courses for both beginners as well as Java programmers with a couple of years of experience. No matter whether you know Java and OOP or not, you will learn a thing or two by joining these courses. 1. Master Object-Oriented Design in Java It’s easy to learn Java, but its equally difficult to write production quality object-oriented code — that’s where this course will help you. Most of the object-oriented courses you find on the Internet will just explain the OOP basics, e.g. the four pillars — abstraction, encapsulation, etc. But, few of them seem to go into detail about how to apply them to the real world. What problem does abstraction solve? Why is it important? What happens if you don’t use the right level of abstraction? Or, how do you develop the skill to see things at the different level of abstraction, etc? This course attempts to bridge that gap by explaining all the important tools and concepts of object-oriented programming that a professional Java developer should know. You will start with OOP basics like any other Java course, but slowly, you will learn to design and develop software using the best practices in object-oriented programming. » Read More
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