Java is the world's most popular programming language for yet another year running, according to the TIOBE Index. The programming language continues to be a robust and dynamic skill for people to have.

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Whether you’re an expert programmer or a complete novice, it's a wonderful language to have in your repertoire.

If you’d like to learn more about Java there are lots of online tutorials out there that can help you. Here are some of our favourites.

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LinkedIn Learning Java Tutorials

LinkedIn Learning offers a range of Java courses and tutorials for beginners and experienced developers that want to learn a new skill.

The tutorials cover all the basics to understand the core language such as syntax, flows and methods to get rid of any errors during a project.

One the basics have been covered, the tutorials also provide the option to learn some complex concepts of object-oriented programming, such as inheritance and encapsulation.

The tutorials are divided into four sections with quizzes for every chapter. All tutorials typically last 2h 11m. LinkedIn Learning offers a free one month trial, and pricing starts from £24.98 a month.

You can choose from courses here.

Pluralsight Online Bootcamp

Pluralsight provides an online bootcamp of Java courses, which are split into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

It offers a total of 15 courses with insight into how to build, deploy and scale programs using Java. All courses provide detail on the required basics to becoming a Java developer.

The courses are divided into sections with added quizzes and challenges to complete after each course.

Pluralsight also offers videos and study materials for detailed learning. The courses vary in length from 3h to 47h.

It provides a free 10-day trial and pricing starts from $35 (£28.05) a month.


If you’re a complete beginner then this is the tutorial for you. Codecademy offers a free java programming course that teaches participants the basics of the language.

Students will complete various different projects that include building a simple car payment loan calculator and a classroom grades analyzer. Overall there are seven projects and four quizzes.


Udemy is a wonderful resource for all things tech. The online course provider currently has 107 free Java courses with a whopping 1112 paid course available too.

You can choose from beginner, intermediate or expert level and use their helpful filters to find the right course for you. It couldn’t be easier.

Here are some we like: 

Java Programming Masterclass for Software Developers

Java Programming for Complete Beginners - Learn in 250 Steps

Java In-Depth: Become a Complete Java Engineer!


LearnJava provides a variety of interactive and free online courses for learning Java, from beginner to experienced. The tutorials are short exercises that users can access directly from the website, without the need to install anything.

The range of tutorials is broken down into eight basic courses and 10 courses for advanced users.


EdX offers online Java courses from Microsoft, The University of Carlos III Madrid (UC3M), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and other top universities and institutions around the world.

Most of the courses are self-paced so you can work at your own speed and won’t have to wait around for enrollment.

We like: 

Introduction to Java Programming: Starting to code in Java

Object Oriented Programming in Java

Oracle Java Tutorials

Software development firm, Oracle, provides a range of free online Java tutorials for beginners and programmers eager to learn Java.

The tutorials are organised as practical guides for users to create applications easily, grouped into 'trails'  covering basic as well as specialised lessons, which are more advanced. It also includes a tutorial on how to create a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

All trails are also available in a book ‘The Java Tutorial, Sixth Edition’ which is available to buy on Amazon.


Skillshare gives users the opportunity to learn Java for free, from beginners to expert programmers that may want to learn a new skill.

The tutorials can be as short as 15 minutes to over one hour in length. The website also shows a list of different options of courses, and you can also view user reviews to decide if any given course is the right one for you.

Skillshare also provides a hub for developers and programmers to deliver their own tutorials.


Codementor offers a collection of tutorials, courses and tip and tricks for users to learn the Java programming language.

All of the tutorials and courses are free of charge, with direct links to sites where users can go straight to the course of their choice.

Codementor also provides a list of the best developer tools for users to consider.

Java Code Geeks

Java Code Geeks provides a variety of tutorials, from basic to advanced levels with detailed guides and tutorials available for viewing.

It is an online-based community which acts as a resource centre for Java developers, and also offers eBooks, news and reviews.