Object Oriented Java Programming: Data Structures and Beyond 专项课程

开始日期 2月 20

Object Oriented Java Programming: Data Structures and Beyond 专项课程

Develop Powerful Interactive Software

Advance your software development knowledge in four comprehensive courses.


This Specialization covers intermediate topics in software development. You’ll learn object-oriented programming principles that will allow you to use Java to its full potential, and you’ll implement data structures and algorithms for organizing large amounts of data in a way that is both efficient and easy to work with. You’ll also practice critically evaluating your own code, and you’ll build technical communication skills that will help you prepare for job interviews and collaborative work as a software engineer. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to analyze data collected from a real-world (social) network. Google has contributed real-world projects and the involvement of its engineers as guest lecturers to these courses. A small, select group of top learners who complete the Specialization will be offered practice interviews with Google recruiters. Invitation to a practice interview does not guarantee an actual interview or employment.


5 courses






Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. 第 1 门课程

    面向对象 Java 程序设计

    当前班次:2月 20 — 4月 10。
    English, Chinese (Simplified)


    你是否曾想过大型软件项目诸如Google搜索引擎是如何开发的?本课程将帮助你超越平凡编程,去学习设计和开发更加复杂的Java软件项目(尽管还没到Google搜索引擎那种级别!) 我们会探索如何将一个大的项目分解为层次结构的类,以及如何通过现有的库来增强项目的功能。我们也会探究一些搜索和排序的核心算法。在学习过程中,你将要开发一个令人兴奋的有着图形用户界面(GUI)的交互式应用程序。我们期待本课能启发你去创造。你即将进入课程项目,每节课所涉及的原理概念都设计成可直接应用于项目功能拓展。视频课程同时包括核心课程内容和现实中的软件工程师的来信和故事,与正在学习本课的真实学生之间的对话,以及一些你遇到困惑时可去观看的补充视频。(本课程若发现字幕错误请发送邮件到caesarguangli@hotmail.com,谢谢!)
  2. 第 2 门课程

    Data structures: Measuring and Optimizing Performance

    当前班次:2月 20 — 4月 3。
    6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week


    How do Java programs deal with vast quantities of data? Many of the data structures and algorithms that work with introductory toy examples break when applications process real, large data sets. Efficiency is critical, but how do we achieve it, and how do we even measure it? In this course, you will use and analyze data structures that are used in industry-level applications, such as linked lists, trees, and hashtables. You will explain how these data structures make programs more efficient and flexible. You will apply asymptotic Big-O analysis to describe the performance of algorithms and evaluate which strategy to use for efficient data retrieval, addition of new data, deletion of elements, and/or memory usage. The program you will build throughout this course allows its user to manage, manipulate and reason about large sets of textual data. This course is designed around the same video series as in our first course in this specialization, including explanations of core content, learner videos, student and engineer testimonials, and support videos -- to better allow you to choose your own path through the course!
  3. 第 3 门课程

    Java 高级数据结构

    当前班次:2月 20 — 4月 3。
    5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week


    How does Google Maps plan the best route for getting around town given current traffic conditions? How does an internet router forward packets of network traffic to minimize delay? How does an aid group allocate resources to its affiliated local partners? To solve such problems, we first represent the key pieces of data in a complex data structure. In this course, you’ll learn about data structures, like graphs, that are fundamental for working with structured real world data. You will develop, implement, and analyze algorithms for working with this data to solve real world problems. In addition, as the programs you develop in this course become more complex, we’ll examine what makes for good code and class hierarchy design so that you can not only write correct code, but also share it with other people and maintain it in the future. The backbone project in this course will be a route planning application. You will apply the concepts from each Module directly to building an application that allows an autonomous agent (or a human driver!) to navigate its environment. And as usual we have our different video series to help tie the content back to its importance in the real world and to provide tiered levels of support to meet your personal needs.
  4. 第 4 门课程

    Mastering the Software Engineering Interview

    当前班次:2月 20 — 3月 27。
    4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week


    You’ve hit a major milestone as a computer scientist and are becoming a capable programmer. You now know how to solve problems, write algorithms, and analyze solutions; and you have a wealth of tools (like data structures) at your disposal. You may now be ready for an internship or (possibly) an entry-level software engineering job. But can you land the internship/job? It depends in part on how well you can solve new technical problems and communicate during interviews. How can you get better at this? Practice! With the support of Google’s recruiting and engineering teams we’ve provided tips, examples, and practice opportunities in this course that may help you with a number of tech companies. We’ll assist you to organize into teams to practice. Lastly, we’ll give you basic job search advice, and tips for succeeding once you’re on the job.
  5. 第 5 门课程


    即将开课的班次:2月 27 — 4月 17。
    6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week


    In this capstone project we’ll combine all of the skills from all four specialization courses to do something really fun: analyze social networks! The opportunities for learning are practically endless in a social network. Who are the “influential” members of the network? What are the sub-communities in the network? Who is connected to whom, and by how many links? These are just some of the questions you can explore in this project. We will provide you with a real-world data set and some infrastructure for getting started, as well as some warm up tasks and basic project requirements, but then it’ll be up to you where you want to take the project. If you’re running short on ideas, we’ll have several suggested directions that can help get your creativity and imagination going. Finally, to integrate the skills you acquired in course 4 (and to show off your project!) you will be asked to create a video showcase of your final product.


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  • Leo Porter

    Leo Porter

    Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Christine Alvarado

    Christine Alvarado

    Associate Teaching Professor
  • Mia Minnes

    Mia Minnes

    Assistant Teaching Professor


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