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General Discussion

Tony Nguyen
Tony Nguyen
24,934 Points

Will Team Tree House offer C++ and Java Programming lessons soon?

I would love to suggest that you guys offer these lessons! I would very much love this website even more then I already do! :)

6 Answers

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

In the meantime, for Java, you may want to check out Stanford's Programming Methodology course on iTunes U. It's completely free and it teaches you good programming fundementals using Java as the language. Be aware though, since it is from Stanford, it is a recording of actual lectures and so it has a traditional academic structure.

Oh, and the class that follows it, Programming Abstractions (also on iTunes U) uses C++. I didn't watch that one so I don't know what it's like.

Brian Phillips
Brian Phillips
15,074 Points

There is also the Java Programming course on udacity.com

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

That doesn't seem to be in the plans for Treehouse at least not according to this thread, as those languages don't fit into Treehouse's niche of focusing on making web sites and mobile apps.

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

To be fair C++ is used for Windows Phone development and Java is used for Android. However, in the same way they don't have an Objective-C (the language for iOS) course I wouldn't expect to see these anytime soon either.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I doubt they will ever offer a Windows Phone development course, I'm not sure I know of any boot camps or online schools offering it, not sure the market share is there.

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

Oh, yeah. I don't disagree at all. It is a well known fact that windows phone and especially Windows RT are terrible performers in terms of sales. Which in a way, makes it more and less attractive at the same time. On the one hand there is the potential to make some money if you build a good quality app because competiton won't be that strong. On the other hand there aren't many people to buy that app just because of how few people are on windows phone just yet.

On a side note, because of microsoft's trouble getting developers to build for windows phone, they just released a mostly visual app creation tool last week.

Serge Serbinenko
Serge Serbinenko
7,410 Points

NickRP has said over twitter that they are looking for a Java teacher. So I guess java is coming but not for a long time, because they have to recruit. Plan out a course and also record it

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

Nah, dude. They are filming already, possibly on to editing. It's on the roadmap. November release.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Treehouse hired a Java teacher last month if I recall correctly.

Craig Dennis
STAFF
Craig Dennis
Treehouse Teacher

Hi, I'm Craig the new Java teacher. Come learn Java with me!

Tony Nguyen
Tony Nguyen
24,934 Points

Yes! A year ago later... haha :)

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

A year ago later... haha :)

Tony Nguyen - What do you think is a reasonable time frame to recruit a teacher, plan a track and make the first course?

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

To be fair, James, they were able to recruit a teacher and push out the first course in 1 or 2 months.