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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Methods and Constants

Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson
1,277 Points

Between the end of Java Basics and the Start of Java Objects courses

Between the two course I appear to have gotten very lost.

Lots of the terminology is going over my head and I am confusing things. I felt I was doing really well and picking things up during Java Basics but now feel like I have no idea what is going on.

Can anybody point me in the direction of any additional resources that might help me bridge the knowledge gap between the two courses.

I am finding the PezDispenser analogy to be very confusing.

EDIT: Having just had a look over the course topics again, it is btween the last few videos (encompassing the extra credit question) of the Java Basics video and the introduction of the new terminology in the Java objects series where I appear to have gotten lost.

1 Answer

Craig Dennis
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Simon,

Sorry to hear your having troubles. Also sorry to hear about the Pez Dispenser analogy not doing it for you. As you know as you go through the course I follow with a GoKart, which must also not be giving you what you need.

Here is the link to the Java SE tutorials I find them to be about the best around, written wise. However, these tutorials go more in depth than I do, by the end of my upcoming course I will have touched on just about everything in the tutorial.

Basically I think where you should be at after completing Java Objects is understanding:

  • Classes
    • Methods, how to declare and call them, and overload
    • Access modifiers, public and private
  • Instances
    • How to create an instance from a class
  • Exceptions
  • Arrays, in a basic form
  • Boilerplate code for running a Java project

Please ask specific questions, and I and your fellow students will definitely help you figure out the confusion. It's a lot of stuff I'm throwing at you!