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Java Programming: Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data (Coursera)

This course will build on the skills you learn in Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software. You will continue to expand your programming skill set to read and manipulate data with more complex structure. You will also write programs with more complex structure. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Read and write data from/to files;

2. Solve problems involving data files;

3. Perform quantitative analyses of data (e.g., finding maximums, minimums, averages);

4. Store and manipulate data in an array or ArrayList;

5. Combine multiple classes to solve larger problems;

6. Use iterables and collections (including maps) in Java.

Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data is course is course 3 of 5 in the Java Programming: An Introduction to Software Specialization.

This Specialization covers the fundamentals of software development, focusing on a beginner-level introduction to rigorous problem-solving approaches while still embracing and extending traditional methods of computer science and software engineering. You’ll explore foundational concepts such as algorithm development, data representation, and debugging, using common tools such as HTML/CSS, Javascript, and Java. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by creating a working recommender system that can help users find and choose items, such as films, books, or restaurants. Google has contributed real-world projects and the involvement of its engineers as guest lecturers to these courses.