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Find the Java Track That’s Right for You

Today we have some amazing news for those who want to build new programming skills or expand their knowledge in specific areas of Java. We are proud to present 5 new Java tracks on JetBrains Academy that are tailored to your proficiency level and goals! They were specifically developed to help you navigate the vast landscape of Java programming. These new Java tracks can help you gradually expand your knowledge and improve in the areas that interest you — algorithms, web applications, backend development, and more.

Starting today, the original Java Developer track will no longer be supported and will be disabled soon. If you are currently working on a Java Developer project, no changes are required. Once you’ve completed the project, just select another track to continue learning. The topics you learned and your progress on them will be saved. Now let’s take a look at the new Java tracks:

Java for Beginners

If you’re just getting into programming, this track will help you start off without getting overwhelmed. With 4 interactive projects of increasing complexity and more than 80 educational topics, this track will help you prepare for the Computer Science AP exam and is a perfect entry point for your developer portfolio.

Beginner friendly
✅ Prepare for the Computer Science AP exam
✅ Learn Java syntax

Java Developer 

If you are familiar with the basics of Java and want to learn more, this track is for you. You will refresh your knowledge of Java syntax, learn more about object-oriented programming concepts, and explore standard data structures while creating fully functional applications. This track presents 20 projects of various proficiency levels and more than 240 topics to help you dive deeper into the fundamentals and enhance your knowledge of Java.

Beginner friendly
✅ Learn object-oriented and functional programming
✅ Work with databases and HTTP requests

Java Backend Developer 

This track was specifically designed to prepare you for your first Junior Developer interview. It contains coding tasks and programming concepts necessary to successfully pass your technical interview. With 15 projects and more than 340 topics, it gives you a great starting point for your professional career as a Backend Developer. 

Beginner friendly
✅ Learn object-oriented programming
✅ Create web applications using Spring Boot
✅ Work with generics and collections

Java Core 

This track is a great choice for learners who want not only to have a firm grasp of Java fundamentals but also to get an introduction to algorithmic problems and math models. 15 advanced projects and more than 270 topics will help you solve real-life development problems while enjoying programming.

✅ Master algorithms and structures
✅ Design math models
✅ Work with data

Java Desktop Application Developer

If you already know the basics of Java and would like to apply your knowledge by creating desktop applications, this is the right track for you. With more than 190 topics and 6 projects, you will master the Swing framework and add interesting projects to your portfolio.

Create desktop applications
✅ Master the Swing framework
✅ Learn GUI
✅ Explore multithreading

You can find all the Java tracks on the Tracks page and get started right away! If you are new to JetBrains Academy, you can start a 7-day free trial and extend it by up to 2 months by working on your first project! To do that, complete the first stage of your project within the first 7 days and have your trial extended by 1 month. If you finish your first project within that first month, you will have one more month added to your trial – no payment information required.

We hope that you will enjoy learning Java with us! If you have any questions or would like to share feedback, feel free to leave a comment below, contact us at academy@jetbrains.com, or share your post on Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit.

Keep learning,
Your JetBrains Academy team