Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Top 10 Java and Web Development Courses to Learn in 2018

Hello guys, I am sure you all have made your goals and resolutions for this year e.g. what to learn in 2018. If you haven't then check out my post 10 Things Java programmer should learn in 2018 for some ideas. If you have already made your goal then it is time to think about how you are going to achieve it. For example, my top 3 goals in 2018 are to learn JDK 9, Spring 5, and Spring Security 5 but how am I going to learn them? Well, I like books and online courses and that's why I have been searching for some good courses on JDK 9 and Spring 5. Luckily there are some available in Udemy and the best part is that they are currently running a New Year Sale event where every single course is priced just $10, Yes you heard it right, just $10.99, even for a course whose original price is $200.

Well, this is not the first time though they ran such sale, they ran one during Black Friday, when I went into shopping spree and bought 20 courses in one go. Today also I have bought a couple of courses on machine learning and Data Science

I think this is a good opportunity for Java developer to upgrade their skill and turn out their new year goals into action, hence I have compiled some of the best courses for Java and Web developers.

Even though I have already bought more than 30 courses from Udemy in last a couple of months, I have only included 10 of the best ones which I think is essential for Java developers. Btw, if you find a good course which you want to share with us, feel free to do so.

10 Java and Web Development Courses from Udemy

Anyway, here is my list of some of the best courses for Java and Web developers from Udemy. This include courses on JDK 9, Spring 5, Spring Boot 2, Git, Maven, Jenkins, Docker, REST API, Microservice, and general web development stuff. This should be a good list of skills to learn and update in 2018.

1. Complete Java 9 Masterclass - Beginner to Expert
First thing first, if you are a professional Java developer, you got to learn JDK 9. Even if you don't use Jigsaw, there are some API enhancement which is worth looking e.g. creating map or list in JDK 9 is much easier with new factory methods introduced in JDK 9. This course provides a good overview of all new features of JDK 9.

best course to learn Java 9 in Udemy

2. Spring Framework 5: Beginner to Guru
This is one of the most modern and comprehensive Spring Framework course available on Spring framework 5 and Spring Boot 2 at this moment. The author, John Thompson is an authority on Spring world, previously worked for Pivotal customers as a Spring Source consultant, and has also spoken at Spring One. If you are serious about learning new features of Spring 5 e.g. Reactive Programming then this is the right course for you.

3. Reactive Programming with Spring Framework 5
Another good and advanced course by John Thompson, which particular focus on reactive programming with Spring 5. This course provides hands-on experience with building a Reactive application to stream 'movie events' leveraging the Reactive data types and WebFlux - both are new features of Spring Framework 5.

best course to learn Spring 5 in Udemy

4. Master Microservice with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud
Developing RESTful web services and Microservice is fun and the combination of Spring Boot, Spring Web MVC, Spring Web Services and JPA makes it even more fun. In this course, you will learn how to implement microservices using Spring Cloud.

best course to learn Spring Microservice

This course is divided into two parts: RESTful web services and Microservices. In the first part of the course, you will learn the basics of RESTful web services and the second part is focused on Microservices.

5. Master Jenkins CI For DevOps and Developers
If you want to take your DevOps skills to the next level in 2018, this is the right course for you. In this course, you will learn how to build automated continuous integration pipeline with Jenkins. You will also understand the key concepts of continuous inspection, continuous integration, and continuous deployment, and the difference between them. 

6.  Git Complete: The definitive, step-by-step guide to Git
Git is the most popular version control system at this moment. It's different from SVN or CVS in the sense that its a distributed version control system, which means you can commit changes on your local repository and then you can push that to Github or remote repository at once.

how to learn Git in 2018

This course provides a complete overview of Git including installation, branching, and merging, downloading projects from Github, Rebasing, Stashing, working with Git bash on the command line and Tagging important milestones.

7. Maven Crash Course
This is for Java developers who don't know Maven, one of the essential skill for Java Programmers. Ideally, you should have learned it earlier but if you haven't, it's not too late. You can learn Maven using this Crash course in a couple of days.

How to learn Maven in 2018 using online course
Since Maven is the most popular build tool for Java projects and also makes dependency management easier, I strongly recommend every Java developer to learn Maven in 2018, if they haven't.

8. Docker Mastery: The Complete Toolset From a Docker Captain
Docker is another important skill for Java developers to learn in 2018. Docker provides a new way of development and deployment for your mobile and web apps. In the current world of distributed development and deployment, its increasingly become an important skill.

This course not only introduces the big picture of Docker but also provides a complete overview of different Docker tools.

9. Docker for Java Developers
As the title suggests, this course is specially designed for Java developers. You will learn how you can use Docker to supercharge your enterprise Java Development. You can take this course once you have a basic understanding of what is Docker and what value it provides in terms of software development and deployment.

how to learn docker using online course

10. The Web Developer Bootcamp
This is a general course on Web development which teaches you all the new libraries and framework required to build a modern web application e.g. HTML, CSS, JS, Node, and More. If you are thinking to learn web development in 2018 this course is a good starting point.

best web development course for Java progarmmers

That's all about some of the top Udemy courses for Java and Web Developers. As I said, currently Udemy is running a New Year Sale where every course is available for just $10, It's a great opportunity to buy the courses you like and then you can take them as per your convenience. Udemy gives you lifetime access to the course you buy, which means you can take it anytime.

P.S. - If you are thinking to learn new programming languages in 2018 and looking for ideas, check out my post about top 10 programming language of 2018.


Ajay Rathod said...

nice artical sir, Like UDEMY can you please throw some light on Plural Sight courses which are relevant.

Javin Paul said...

Hello Ajay, I just did a couple of days ago, Please check my post Top 10 Pluarlsight courses for Java developers

saurabh said...

Hi Paul,
Do you prefer packet pub books. They also offering everything at 5$.

Javin said...

Hello Saurabh, I didn't new about it, thanks. I indeed like Packet pub books e.g. I have read a couple of them on Spring security and Java, but didn't know they offer on $5.

Anonymous said...

Hi Javin,

The courses are great, Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Nice course

Javin Paul said...

Thank you guys, glad you liked these online courses.

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