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Suggestion for TreeHouse

From reading the forums here on tree house I have found that I am not the only one who wants to learn Java. I have found other places online that teach Java, but only a little bit and they make it very hard to understand. Since I think teachers here on tree house are usually good at explaining most concepts taught here, I think it would be wise to offer a set of videos teaching Java.

4 Answers

Gildo Santana
Gildo Santana
3,184 Points

Well, I believe in the Android track you'll learn some Java. Have you checked the "Intro to Programming" course on Udacity? Perhaps it will be a good start point if you don't want to start with Android development.

Carson Clark
Carson Clark
2,159 Points

It would be cool to see a Java class being offered here, but there's no shortage of material to learn in the meantime!

Nick Nish
Nick Nish
7,304 Points

I agree with Carson Clark. But also, I don't think these technologies are Treehouse's first priority; they aim to teach highly valuable technology skills that the community can benefit from immediately. I think Java would be cool for them to teach, but they aim to keep up on the latest web technology (and mobile) to offer the greatest immediate value for the community.

But otherwise, I think I'd be able to apply the things I learned in "Intro to Programming", the Android track, and other courses that dive in Object-Oriented programming to both (Apply what you know from Programming basics to Java or C/C++). If you are determined though, in the meantime you can learn with Learn Java Online and look at the resources on /r/LearnJava. To learn I use a combination of Treehouse, Codeschool, and a slew of other resources, so remember that you aren't limited to one learning resource.

Good luck!

True Gildo, and I've tried Udacity, but their system has a lot of bugs, very little support and I find their teaching methods very confusing and impersonal compared to treehouse.

Or maybe have a bunch of in depth videos about javascript libraries like node, MooTools, Dojo, D3, Angular or Backbone


I'd be down for this.