Why you should learn Java

If you’re looking to start a career as a coder, you might have considered whether you need to learn Java, JavaScript or other programming languages to find the best job.

Clearly, for those with no experience, it’s best to start with the basics and work your way up. That’s why at Ubiqum Code Academy we have two programs designed and curated to take people who are fresh to the world of tech to a position where they can start their new digital career. These courses are:

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Web Development Programs with Ubiqum: What’s the difference?

Both of our Web Development courses focus on the frontend of apps and websites. We start off by teaching you the two basic frontend languages which talk to internet browsers: HTML and CSS. These two languages set the stage for your first static web pages. We take you from no previous knowledge of coding to developing your first website in just two weeks.

The third language to learn is JavaScript. This is a simple, modern programming language that breathes life into your frontend applications. With JavaScript, you go from a static to a dynamic website with animation, user interaction, and data processing.

These three languages — HTML, CSS and JavaScript — qualify you to be a Front-end Developer.

However, to be a complete Full-stack Developer, you need to learn backend skills. At Ubiqum, we offer two options:

A simple yet effective route is to use JavaScript and MERN (MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js). The more complex option is to use Java, which despite its apparent relation to JavaScript, is in fact a completely different coding language. Both alternatives have their advantages and disadvantages, but in this article, we’re going to look at the advantages of learning Java.

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Why learn Java?

There are two strands of reasoning that make learning Java a good investment. The first is focused on the technical side, which may not be a priority for you right now, but will help you further down the line.

Technical advantages of learning Java

Simplicity

One of the most important things is that Java is not a complex language at all. In fact, the learning curve is very short, so you can quickly become familiar with the terms and functions that the language uses. With Ubiqum courses, your preparation starts with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, which makes Java even easier. Although it may seem far off at the moment, 95% of our students complete their course, and you can too.

Object-oriented

If you don’t know much about programming, you may be wondering what “objects” are. Objects encapsulate information, classes, and functions, and can be recycled and compiled to break complex program architectures into simple modules. This helps you avoid writing copious amounts of original code for large and complex projects.

Distributed applications

With Java you get distributed applications. These networked applications run on a distributed platform and work seamlessly in internet applications, video games and much more.

Good and easy compilation

Another advantage of Java is its compilation. The compilation is so good that it comes very close to machine language and allows the application to run on different operating systems without the need for adaptation.

Safety

Another of Java’s virtues is its security. Besides being an open-source language, its programs are so perfectly and originally compiled that you won’t have any problems with security filters or anything like that. You can rest assured that for web applications made with Java, you’ll have maximum security.

So that’s the technical advantages in a nutshell, now it’s time to move on to the professional advantages.

Professional advantages of learning Java

Fundación Telefónica drew up an employment map based on more than 80,000 job offers in Spain published between September and Novembre 2023 (at the time of publication of this article) on Infojobs, Tecnoempleo and TicJob.

The study showed that the most in-demand programming languages are: Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Python (for data analysis), in that order. We can also see that those who learn Java have many different pathways available to them from System Administration, IT Consultancy, Mobile Development, QA Testing, Software Developers, and much more.

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Why is Java the most in-demand language?

Java possesses a rich history that intertwines with the technological revolution of the 1990s. At that time, as the internet emerged and reshaped the landscape of technology, major corporations encountered a predicament. Their existing systems, predominantly developed in Cobol, were extensive but inadequately designed for network integration.

In response to the evolving demands of the internet and applications, engineers devised a solution to bridge the gap between legacy systems and modern applications. They introduced an intermediary software layer, known as middleware, to facilitate connectivity. Java, a programming language newly introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1995, emerged as the cornerstone of this transformation.

Today, Java boasts an extensive user base across diverse industries, encompassing banks, insurance firms, automotive manufacturers, retailers, and a multitude of others. Notably, Java’s appeal extends beyond traditional corporate entities. It has earned favor among leading tech behemoths of the past quarter-century, including Uber, Airbnb, Google, Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, Spotify, and a myriad of other global enterprises, both large and medium-sized.

Mastering Java offers compelling prospects for career advancement, boasting substantial employability prospects and ample room for growth, particularly in the role of a Full-stack Developer.

 

Ubiqum: a course tailored to your needs

The options to learn Java are rather limited. Most bootcamps don’t run Java  However, at Ubiqum, with our project based/learning by doing methodology, you can learn the most in-demand languages for the market in just 5 months and launch a new career in tech.

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